THE games may be over for the season but Cowdenbeath have already made their first new signing for next term.

Central Park has been a hive of activity with preparations well underway on a number of fronts for next season - not least on the playing front.

The club were therefore delighted to confirm that new manager Calum Elliot concluded the transfer of Jack Tait from Hermes FC, who have just finished runner-up in the North Region League.

Jack previously was in the youth set up at Aberdeen and Peterhead, as well as playing for Ellon United before joining Hermes.

Jack is a left back and is 25 years-old.

He relocated down to Fife in January and has trained with the Blue Brazil since then. He committed to Hermes to finish the season with them, and in training Cowden officials soon recognised his quality and decided they would like him to join up.

Elliot said: "I’m really looking forward to working with Jack and giving him the opportunity to play in the Lowland League.

“He’s a player the club has been monitoring for some time and seeing him up close in training in the past two weeks I’m positive he will be a strong addition to the club and a player the fans will enjoy watching.

"He comes to us on the back of a good season and I know he’s eager to make a strong impression at Cowdenbeath.”

After putting pen to paper Tait commented: “Cowdenbeath is a huge club and to be part of it is a great achievement for me. This will be a step up but I’m excited for the challenge ahead.

“I have been training with the club since January, whilst honouring my commitment to Hermes to see out the season with them as they were pushing for the title.

“I want to thank Hermes for sorting out the deal as they did and I’m looking forward to my time at Cowdenbeath.”

Blue’ Football Operations co-ordinator, Colin Nelson, added: "Jack Tait is a quick and aggressive left sided player. He’s a great lad and has shown a strong desire to be part of this club."

Last season loan player from Spartans, Sam Newman, occupied by the left back but has now returned to Ainslie Park.