NEW Haws boss Kevin Fotheringham is currently putting together a squad which he hopes will put the Keir's Parkers in with a decent chance of being in the top half of the Super League next season.

Training has begun for the new season and the former Lochore Welfare boss is intending to complete his squad over the next four weeks as the new season nears.

Last season saw Haws finish in the lower half of the table, but Kevin has retained most of the squad as he sees a lot of potential in it which a few new players can help turn into a unit that can compete with the best in the Super League.

Having lost midfielder Adam Moffat and defender Colin Wilson to Dundonald Bluebell, Hill of Beath have also sold Dale Allan to Crossgates Primrose.

In have come Michael Lee from Kennoway Star Hearts and Lee Schiavone from St Andrews United and he has another ready to come in this week.

Said Kevin, who will be joined by coaches Darren Wright, Steve McEnroy and John Wylie: "The deal with Bluebell had been signed and sealed before we arrived here but we have a pretty good squad although ideally I want another three players to join us.

"I think you need 18 good players to have competition and cover for eventualities and that would be my aim.

"I want to see Haws players out there playing their heart out for the club and at the same time enjoying themselves, if we have that we can get the results we want."

Kevin made it clear that he is not looking for instant success, he knows that it will take time to get things totally spot-on but he added: "I would like to think we can improve on last season's position and hopefully get into the top half of the table and then take things from there.

"If we can get the lads playing with a smile on their face and with confidence we hopefully have a really good season. There is a lot positive going on off the park at the club just now so it is up to us to get it right on the pitch."

Chairman David Baillie is pleased with his new backroom team: "Kevin and Stevie played in a good Haws set-up and they know the standards that previous sides have set.

"There is a lot going on at the club just now and hopefully we can have a good season in the league and cups."