COWDENBEATH boss Maurice Ross has strengthened his squad and maintains hope that his side can drag themselves off the foot of the table.

Andrew Barrowman, Ross’s first signing since arriving at Central Park in November, joined the club on Thursday, with Jacob Glass also returning to Cowdenbeath the day after.

The USA-born Barrowman, a 23-year-old attacking midfielder, most recently played for Western Mass Pioneers, but decided on a return to the UK in the autumn, having previously spent time with Rangers and Airdrie.

Glass, meanwhile, is back in the Cowdenbeath blue once more having returned from the USA.

Fresh from his college soccer exploits in California, the defender has signed until the end of the season.

Barrowman made his Cowden bow on Saturday and Glass also familiarised himself with his Central Park surroundings, but loan striker Luke Mahady was not included in the matchday squad.

The youngster has returned to parent club Raith Rovers, but fellow Stark’s Park teammate Quinn Coulson has had his loan deal extended until the end of the season.

Maurice Ross is still looking to bolster his ranks this transfer window, and he is hoping any addition can help lift them off bottom spot.

“Our target is to catch second bottom side Albion Rovers and we know that to achieve the target we must win games and I am hoping that we will have at least two new faces in the squad for Saturday’s trip to Stenhousemuir,” Ross told the Times.

One plus for the Blues is that their only away win of 2021 was at Stenny, but they will have to do it without new signing Barrowman.

His ankle knock, received when he was accidentally struck by an Annan attacker, will take two weeks to recover.

However, goalkeeper Cammy Gill is now clear to play.