FORMER Scotland ace Derek McCulloch is on the verge of resurrecting his playing career with Beith.

Bellsdale boss Johnny Miller's determination to tighten up a leaky backline has led to him agreeing a deal in principle that looks certain to result in the experienced defender putting pen to paper in time to feature in this weekend's home clash against Neilston.

If all goes according to plan then Del is assured of a rousing welcome from home supporters who thought they had seen the last of him following reports he had hung up the boots during the close-season in favour of taking up a coaching post with Annbank under close friend and former Auchinleck team-mate Michael McCann.

The ex-Beith skipper said: " I helped out with a few sessions at Annbank, but it was never my intention to move permanently.

"Being honest, it was in my head just to have a quieter time of it and ease myself into retirement. However, the urge to play again refused to go away. And it only got stronger after putting in some training nights down at Beith and now I'm looking forward to a bit of competitive action."

Meanwhile, a number of clubs are likely to be interested in Lugar boss Alan Cotton announcing his willingness to listen to offers for highly-rated goalkeeper Derek Gall, who has posted a transfer request in seeking to play more regularly. Any inquiries are to be directed to gaffer Cotton or Lugar secretary Kenny Young on 07812 046194. Duntocher Hibs could be about to rise from the grave because Clydebank decided to move out of their temporary Glenhead Park and ground-share with Yoker.

Drumchapel Amateurs' chairman Jim Wood, who played for the Hibees as a 16-year-old, said: "Most of the regulars in the upstairs Social Club at Glenhead are former Duntocher fans and there has been an ever-growing clamour from within to resurrect the Hibs."

A meeting has been arranged for Sunday at 2pm at Glenhead Park.