Pollok boss John Richardson says the signing of striking duo Iain Diack and Richie Barr can help his side attack the dominance of kingpins Auchinleck Talbot.

The Glasgow men won two trophies last season, but that hasn't prevented Richardson ringing the changes. Hitman Carlo Monti would undoubtedly have been retained along with Brian McGinty and Steff Reilly were it not for the fact he is about to sign a two-year contract with Scottish First Division outfit Dundee

But Pollok have brought in prolific goalscorers Diack and Barr as well as a further nine highly-acclaimed newcomers with others thought likely to be in the pipeline.

Diack's former club Rob Roy supply four players in Liam McVey, Robbie Henderson, Willie Easton and Alan Lindsay, while ex- Lok midfielder Davie Hamilton and full-back Mark McLennan have come on board from Irvine Meadow.

Shotts keeper Johnny Murdoch is another confirmed arrival as is ex-Rabs and Vale of Clyde ace Thomas Sinclair and midfielder Willie Howie penned a deal yesterday despite a last-ditch attempt by Cumnock to hold on to him.

And it's believed contract offers have also been made to Rob Roy midfielder Stevie Meechan and Ashfield defender Andy Brand. "Winning two pieces of silverware did not blind us from the realisation that Auchinleck were streets ahead of us and all the other West Region sides last season," said Richardson

"My assistant Stevie Docherty and I had countless long chats about what was needed for Pollok to not only close the gap but to challenge for the major prizes.

"We felt it was best to rip up our knitting and just about start all over again, with one or two exceptions."

Bustling frontman Diack enthused over his return to Newlandsfield, where his all-action displays had endeared him to supporters in a previous two-season-long playing stint. He said: "It feels brilliant to be back.

"I never wanted to leave in the first place and was sold against my wishes.

"I have always wanted to come back, so this is a dream come true.

"I just hope to have the same enjoyment that I did in my first time here when I managed to score a few goals and have a great affinity with supporters.

" I can have no excuses because there will certainly be plenty of chances created judging by the quality of John's signings so these are sure to be exciting times for Pollok."