Rossvale manager Brian McGinty insists anything less than promotion this season will be considered a failure.

The Vale came fifth in the Central First Division last term, finishing 15 points behind promotion winners Cambuslang Rangers and Larkhall Thistle.

McGinty says the minimum requirement this season is to gain promotion but admits he’s aiming to win the league.

He said: “Our aim for this season is to win the league, I’m not saying we are going to win the league but that’s the target I’ve set.

“Winning the league is our aim for this season but our minimum requirement is to at least get promoted.

“It’s easy to say we’ll see how the season starts and take it from there, but that’s not how we are going to go about our business.

“Our aims are clear and if we don’t achieve promotion this season we’ve failed it’s as simple as that.”

Rossvale will be returning to Huntershill this season following the completion of a new £7.8million complex.

The Vale had been ground-sharing with Petershill since 2011 but after six long years away the club is finally moving back home.

McGinty said: “Moving back to the Huntershill has created a real buzz, I think everyone is just happy to be back where we belong.

“Obviously we are extremely grateful to Petershill for letting us ground share with them, but it’s so good to be home.”

McGinty has re-signed 11 players from last season’s squad and he has also added four new players to his team.

Jamie Hunter was Rossvale’s first signing of the summer, the midfielder rejoined the club after a season away at Rutherglen Glencairn.

Greg Fernie has also joined the Vale from Carluke Rovers while Stephen McGladrigan and Peter Bradley have both arrived from Petershill.

McGinty says he’s delighted with his new signings, but admits he’s still aiming to bring in a few more players before the start of the season.

He said: “I’ve managed to keep the majority of last season’s squad, I was able to keep the players I wanted to keep which was great.

“I’m also delighted to have been able to bring in four new players, I believe the players I’ve brought in are better quality than the ones that have left.

“I still have a couple of other deals in the pipeline that I hope to complete soon but they’re not done yet so I can’t comment on them.”

Elsewhere, Newmains United fans will be hoping their side can ditch the tag of the worst team in the west this season.

Newmains finished bottom of the Central Second Division last term which is the lowest tier of junior football in the West Region.

Despite finishing dead last Newmains manager Kevin Muirhead insists the club still had successful season albeit just off the pitch.

He said: “In terms of league position last season was unsuccessful, but in terms of work done off the park it was a very good season.

“When I first took over last summer there was a very amateur set-up in place here so I had to overhaul the club from top to bottom.

“I implemented sports science techniques as well as a number of other things that haven’t really been done in junior football before.

“Obviously finishing bottom was disappointing, but the club is moving in the right direction thanks to the work done off the park.”

Now Muirhead hopes his side can build on the work done off the field last season to have a good season on the pitch this time around.

He added: “This season is a big season for us, we’ve done the necessary work off the park now it’s time to start getting the results on the park.

“I’m not going to come out and say anything crazy like we’ll win the league, but I’m hoping we can at least finish mid-table.”