Benburb boss Paul Lovering does not see many changes to his Benburb playing squad ahead of the new Junior season.

The famous old Govan club had only two confirmed newcomers - former Hearts and Motherwell goalkeeper Lee Hollis and ex-Shettleston midfielder Keiron O’Hare - when they made their pre-season friendly bow at home to Harmony Row last night.

And Lovering insisted any further additions would depend on would be signings catching his eye with their display.

“We have kept the vast majority of last season’s squad and would ideally like to bring in two or three more bodies before the competitive stuff gets underway however we are not going to be making changes just for changes sake.” explained the Bens boss.

“Yes there are players currently in training with us for whom the friendly matches provide an opportunity to lay down a marker, but anyone coming in must be first and foremost able to improve us as a team.

“We do not have signing targets in mind at this stage, but will gladly welcome anyone to New Tinto Park showing a willingness to work hard and fit into the style and brand of football that we want to play this season.”

Lovering played in the same Airdrie defence as Hollis when the shotstopper was starting out on his playing career and the team boss believes the 31-year-old is only now coming to his peak.

He said: "Lee figured in a lot of Senior games, but recently has been turning out with Southside Amateurs so it’s a real feather in our cap to get him on board and I’m feeling just as positive about young O’Hare who has the makings of a terrific prospect.

“I’ve no doubt they will do us a turn and bringing in better players will also help the development of Bens players from last season such as striker Ryan Livingston, who was the subject of several transfer enquiries over the summer months.

“But he’s a young lad who enjoys playing for this club and was quite happy to put pen to paper knowing our team is taking shape for what promises to be an extremely competitive Central First Division .

“Shotts Bon Accord and Blantyre Vics are dropping down from the Super First Division and will be no pushovers and neither will the three promoted sides Glasgow Perthshire, Port Glasgow and East Kilbride Thistle.”

LAST NIGHT’S FRIENDLY MATCHES: Clydebank v St Mirren Under 20’s, Kilsyth Rangers v Camelon, Irvine Meadow v Gartcairn, Port Glasgow v Irvine Vics, Kilwinning Rangers v Muirkirk, Petershill v Stirling Albion, Largs Thistle v Morton X1, Wishaw v Blackburn Utd , Darvel v Craigmark, Johnstone Burgh v Ardeer Thistle , Arthurlie v Blantyre Vics, Thorniewood Utd v Albion Rovers X1, Maryhill v Newmains Utd, Benburb v Harmony Row, Petershill v Saltcoats Under 20’s,Ardrossan Winton Rovers v Onthank Amateurs , Renfrew v Dumbarton F.P’s.