KELTY HEARTS have completed their seventh summer signing by announcing the arrival of goalkeeper Ben MacKenzie.

The 21-year-old has joined the New Central Park outfit from SPFL League One side Airdrieonians to provide boss Barry Ferguson with additional competition between the sticks, following the capture of Whitehill Welfare's Ross Jardine.

MacKenzie, who measures up at 6'3", began his career with St Johnstone in 2015 but never played a competitive match for the Perth club's first team.

He moved to East Fife on a development loan last February and played eight times for the Methil club, which included keeping a clean sheet in a 2-0 win over Albion Rovers on his debut.

Following his stint at New Bayview, MacKenzie moved on to Airdrie last August and turned out on six occasions for the Diamonds before he was released in the close season.

He and Jardine will now battle it out for Kelty's goalkeeping slot that was held last season by Scott Christie, who left the club for what the club described as a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at a full-time club in the SPFL".

Meanwhile, Kelty have discovered their opponents in the SFA South Region Challenge Cup, which kicks off on August 24.

They, as well as Crossgates Primrose and Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts, have been handed byes into the second round, which takes place on September 14, and will travel to Vale of Leithen.

Crossgates go to Edusport Academy, and the Swifts will travel to Preston Athletic, while Oakley United will play Easthouses Lily in round one for the right to visit Hawick Royal Albert.

In further good news for Kelty, their under-20s team claimed East of Scotland League Under-20 Challenge Cup final glory, defeating Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale 5-1 in the final.

The club have also announced that they will hold an open day on Saturday July 6 from midday.

Fans will have the chance to meet the management and players as they take part in an opening training session, while crossbar and penalty kick challenges will also take place.

Kelty's player of the year awards, followed by a disco, will then take place in the social club from 4pm, and is free to attend.