PROLIFIC striker Keir Milliken is confident of tasting more success with Beith Juniors after ending a trophy-laden spell with Auchinleck Talbot.

The 29-year-old last week came to the decision he needed new challenges following a season which yielded just one trophy - the Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup - and saw the Beechwood Park club lose to bitter rivals Glenafton Athletic in the Scottish Junior Cup final.

His signing was confirmed just hours after former St Mirren target man David McKenna became the Garnock Valley club'[s first summer signing.

Milliken, who blasted home 70 goals in six years with Tommy Sloan's side told Sportscene: "I was contacted by my ex-Talbot team-mate Danny Boyle after he left and said I told him I felt it was also time for a change. Johnny Millar, the Beith manager spoke to me after the Scottish Cup final although I had a few other offers. He was quite genuine and I liked the set up at Beith. They are a strong team. If they had drawn five games instead of nine or 10 games they could have won the league. Hopefully me and David McKenna, Kenny McLean and Darren Christie will link up well together.

"I won two Scottish Cups, five league titles, the Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup, Ardagh Cup and three Evening Times Cups, played in 20 finals and Auchinleck became a part of my life. But I wasn't doing as well as before. I had to take a look at myself and it's time to get my hunger back."

Added Milliken: "I play for trophies and hopefully Beith can challenge for the league and get as far as possible in the Scottish Cup. I think we will be there and thereabouts next season. For the last couple of seasons, Beith have been hard to beat and Talbot lost both league games to them last season.

"I look forward to next season - Beith have strength all over the team, including full-back Connor McGlinchey and midfielders Paul Frize and Jamie Wilson are quality players."

"I might get some stick from Talbot fans when I play them as Beith have Cumnock colours," he quipped.

Millar is delighted to have the two new players on board and said: "Keir is a real quality player who can be used up front, in wide areas and midfield and can score goals. David is a proven goalscorer which is an area we struggled in last season."

Beith return to training on Saturday and have a friendly against BSC United at Meadowside Park on Monday, ko 7pm.