COWDENBEATH manager Gary Bollan has secured the signature of ex-Raith and Brechin schemer Bobby Barr for the new season.

The 33-year-old midfielder first established himself with Albion Rovers and he was PFA Division 3 Player of the Year whilst at Cliftonhill.

Bollan also bolstered his attacking options with a deal for James Collins, who joined from Kennoway Star Hearts on Friday.

Barr helped Livingston secure consecutive titles in the third and second divisions and has also been prominent with a number of clubs including East Fife, Morton, Raith Rovers and Dumbarton.

Last season, he featured for Brechin City and fans will recall the opportunist goal he scored against Cowden at Central Park in April.

Bollan said he was delighted to add the experienced midfield man with an eye for goal to his squad.

He added: “Bobby is someone who can create chances and also finish them so he will be a useful player for us.”

Collins is another who could get amongst the goals with the attacking midfielder picking up the Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year awards for Kennoway last season.

The 21-year-old previously featured with Raith Rovers under-20s, where he enjoyed a couple of SPFL Development League East title wins.

He has also played with the Fife Elite Football Academy and as a youngster spent a few seasons in the Dundee United youth system.

Bollan said: “James is an attacking midfielder who can play anywhere along the frontline as well, so he will be a very useful addition to our resources.”

Both players made their debuts for Cowdenbeath, against one of their old clubs, in the 1-0 league cup defeat to Raith on Saturday.

The Cowden boss said he's looking to add at least three more players to his squad before the League Two campaign kicks off on July 31.