FREE-scoring Beith Juniors striker Thomas Collins hopes to firmly establish himself in the team, after scoring his second hat-trick inside four games.

Collins (21), in his third season at Bellsdale Park, had been coming off the bench in a number of games but is now becoming a regular starter.

He is now looking forward to Saturday's rearranged Scottish Junior Cup third round clash away to Fifers Crossgates Primrose, which was called off owing to adverse weather conditions on Saturday.

Collins. who has bagged nine goals in all competitions, was in action on Monday night, as Beith drew 1-1 with Lowland League side BSC in a friendly at Scotstoun, which saw the return from injury after eight months of experienced target man Kenny McLean.

This is the former Queens Park front man's third season with the Garnock Valley club and he is enjoying the experience.

He said: "It's good I have been able to break into the starting line-up and play four games in a row. Hopefully I keep on playing. It's great to be playing alongside some quality strikers. David McKenna is proven goalscorer, Ross McPherson holds the ball up really well and Keir Milliken works hard and takes the ball up the channels. It's good to work alongside players like that.

"Kenny McLean is also very experienced and is on the way back from injury. We have good options up front and everyone can score goals."

Looking ahead he added: "Hopefully the game goes on this weekend. We must approach as we would all the other ones and hopefully we can progress.

"We are also in a good position in the league and want to win every competition we are in."