COWDENBEATH manager Billy Brown was delighted last night to announce two new acquisitions for the club.

He has signed Matthew McInally, a full back from Partick Thistle.

Matthew put pen to paper at Central Park last night. He is a product of Thistle’s Weir Youth Academy and made his first team debut for the Jags in season 2015/16.

Aged just 19, Matthew is a right back but he has also shown himself to be more than adept in playing in a more attacking role on the right hand side. Billy issued a very warm welcome to Matthew from everyone at Central Park.

He also confirmed that Cowdenbeath man Jim Moffat has been appointed goalkeeping coach at Central Park.

Said Billy: "Jim of course hails from Cowdenbeath where he was a pupil at Broad Street and Beath High Schools.

"Jim was just 16 when he was signed by Manchester City".

His career between the sticks though was eventually to flourish in Scotland where he made over 300 league appearances for Montrose, Forfar, East Fife, Hamilton, Dunfermline, East Stirling and Albion Rovers as well as in two spells with Cowden.

Jim then moved into management and took East Fife to promotion in 2003 in their Centenary season. Later, he also had a spell as manager of Forfar and was assistant manager at Montrose.

Off the pitch Jim is a PE teacher – he was principal teacher of PE at Bell Baxter High in Cupar for many years and now fulfils the same role at St Columba’s High in Dunfermline.

Cowden can now say welcome home to Jim.