COWDENBEATH have moved swiftly to reinforce their squad by signing a new striker and a defender.

With Layton Bisland and Aiden Gilmartin recalled by their parent clubs, Dundee United and St Mirren respectively, it left manager Maurice Ross short of players.

The Blues have now replaced them with striker Daniel Watt, from Bo’ness United, and right back Scott Walker, from Stenhousemuir, who will go into the squad for the game against Edinburgh University tomorrow (Saturday).

Watt, 26, is a local lad and played with East of Scotland Premier League side, Hill of Beath Hawthorn, for a number of years.

After signing he said: “When I heard Cowdenbeath were in for me it was a no brainer.

“Being from Fife I know how big a club Cowdenbeath is and was delighted when the deal went through.

“Now I’m really excited to get started and do what I can to help us climb the table this season and to really push on.

"The management team really impressed me with their plan on how to get the club back to where it should be."

Cowdenbeath’s football operations director, Colin Nelson, added: “We are delighted that Dan has decided to join us.

“He's a boy we've known about since his Hill of Beath days. He will for sure really add to the options we have in attack.

"My thanks to the board for all their support in making possible the transfer for Dan.”

Stenhousemuir defender Scott Walker signed for the Blue Brazil on Wednesday, until the end of next season, after the two clubs agreed terms for his transfer.

The right back will turn 22 in a few day’s time and was previously with Airdrie.

Walker explained: "I am delighted to be signing for a club with good ambitions.

“There has been interest there for a while and it’s good to know I’m going to a place where I am wanted.

“I’ve worked with assistant manager, Colin Jack, before so I know the standards that will be set and look forward to playing games every week and to help the club get back to the SPFL."

Nelson said: "Scott is a lad we have tracked for a very long time and had to be patient on.

“He is a player who has a good profile and I'm sure he will be a big success at the club.

"My thanks to Gary Naysmith and Stenhousemuir, in making it happen so quickly.

“Myself and the club are also truly grateful to some long term Cowden fans who have been willing to provide financial support for Scott’s signing.”