Johnstone Burgh manager Jamie McKim has revealed he aims to take the club to the Premier Division and beyond after signing a new deal.

McKim and assistant David Hill have both extended their contracts at Keanie Park until the end of the 2023/24 season.

Having already been in the Burgh hotseat for five years, McKim has guided the club to two promotions so far but is hungry for more success.

He told Gazette Sport: “The club’s ambition matches mine, so it’s an absolute no-brainer.

“The ambition is to make the club a Premier Division side in the next few years and move up the pyramid.

“I was always confident we would do a job. When I came in, it was more about organising things and making it a more attractive place for players to come.

“We’ve come through two divisions and we’re in the mix for promotion this season. For a club of our size, with our budget, to be doing that just now is impressive.”

McKim is also hoping his new deal will convince more of his players that their future lies at Keanie Park.

“It’s very much a team effort,” he said. “If you’re asking boys to commit and sign new contracts for next season, they are going to ask if I am still going to be here, so it’s good to have that sorted.”

It was another disappointing weekend for Burgh as their clash with Gartcairn fell victim to the weather on Saturday.

That made it two weekends in a row with no game for McKim’s men, as their meeting with Blantyre Victoria was also postponed, but the Burgh boss insists standards at training have remained high ahead of this Saturday’s First Division clash with bottom club Whitletts Victoria.

He added: “We are on a decent run of form and won our last two games, so to follow that up with two free weeks is frustrating.

“The park was looking fantastic on Friday but the weather overnight had affected that.

“We had a decent session on Saturday and the boys have been flying in training, so I’m hoping we can take that into our next game.

“I think Whitletts are in a false position. They are a good team with talented players and an experienced manager, so it’s going to be tough for us.”

Kick-off at Keanie Park is at 2pm.