Renfrew have made their first signings of the pre-season as they gear up for life in the Premiership with bosses Martin Ferry and Colin Clark bringing in four new faces.

Ricky McIntosh and Robert Cameron from Shettleston and David McKenna from Beith join former Dumbarton, Raith Rovers and Ayr United striker Ryan Borris, who signed previously.

Frew make the step up after promotion last season and co-manager Ferry, who is under no illusions how difficult a task his side face in the top league, has targeted players with experience to help bring stability.

He said: “We’re still working on a few signings but we’ve already signed Ricky McIntosh who is a forward thinking midfielder and Robert Cameron from Shettleston. We’ve got Ryan Borris from Glenafton in and you just need to look at the teams he’s played for to see his senior experience.

We’ve also got David McKenna from Beith who has got some quality and senior experience too.

“Our pre-season started last week and it’ll be important to keep the momentum up after promotion. Our first league game is against Pollok at home and then we’re away to Kilwinning Rangers. You look at that and think ‘we’re in the big time now’.

"There wont be any easy games in this league so it’ll be important to stabilise and try to stay with the rest. It will be tough, there is no doubt about that. It was great getting promotion but the hard work starts now. And I can’t wait.”

As well as adding a number of new recruits and still being on the hunt for more, Ferry and Clark have been hard at work in the off-season, re-signing the majority of the promotion winning side with 14 players already signed up.

Top-goal scorer last year’s player of the year Scott Morton is one of those signed up and Ferry is excited at the prospect of the 26-year-old getting a full season under his belt. 

He added: “It’s good to see all the boys back and get the new boys together as well. We’ve got a decent forward line for next season now with Scott signing. 

“He ended up our top goal scorer last season despite missing a lot of games through work commitments. We really need him this season, he’ll make a big difference.”