COWDENBEATH boss Gary Bollan was not letting the grass grow under his feet on Saturday after the game and saw a number of players put pen to paper for next season.

A few weeks ago he had stated he wanted five wins from the last five games and he ultimately saw his men achieve four lots of three points claimed in the closing fixtures with Saturday’s success over title chasing Clyde a pleasing one for the manager and all at the club as it saw them secure sixth place in the table.

The Blues finished on 43 points, almost double last season’s tally of 22 and will ensure a decent pay-out of sponsorship money from the SPFL.

Mr Bollan was delighted with the way his team tackled Saturday’s game, in which Jamie Pyper (pictured), who was chosen as man of the match by sponsors Nottingham Miners Cowdenbeath Supporters, scored his first goal or the club in 95 appearances: “It was a big day for Clyde as they chased the title but we had our own agenda.

“We knew that a win could grab us sixth spot and we set our stall out to pose Clyde plenty of problems.

“We had to go into the match without Robbie Deas, who Celtic were needing for an important match they had at the beginning of the week, and it meant having to reshape things a bit, but the lads did really well.

“We kept going at them and in the second-half we created some excellent chances.

“Overall it was another excellent performance from the team and they finished the season really well and I am very pleased with the attitude shown by them.”

He added: “We wanted sixth spot, after falling away from putting pressure on the top four, and got it so that is progress but we want even better next season.

“It would be good to be challenging for a top four spot throughout the campaign and that has to be our aim.”

To do that he realises he needs to get a few new players in the squad but already he has re-signed Jamie Pyper, Jamie Todd, Robbie Buchanan, Fraser Mullen and David Cox, to add to Jordyn Sheerin, Kris Renton and Kyle Sneddon, who are already contracted for next term.

The manager added: “I am delighted to have these guys committed to the club for next season already and I will be having talks with a few of the other players who are out of contract and hopefully they too will join us.

“Looking at new acquisitions I have a list of targets who we will be speaking to for the plan is to have a squad that can build on what has been achieved this season.

“It was a much better season but we still threw away a lot of points needlessly at times and we want to build on the base we have set to avoid that.”

He hopes to tie up another three or four of this season’s squad in the next week or so then look to add new blood.