ARDROSSAN Winton Rovers have shown further ambition in their push up the West of Scotland Football Leagues with another statement signing.

The club announced on Friday that former Motherwell and Ayr United defender Craig Reid has joined the Second Division leaders for the final stages of their promotion push.

Reid, from Ardrossan, who took his first steps on the football ladder with Winton Rovers YFC,  will bring a wealth of experience at this level having played further up the set up in recent years with clubs such as Darvel and Hurlford.

The 37-year-old, who can play at both centre back and right back, has also played for a catalogue of senior sides, making nearly 300 career appearances at that level.

Alongside his time at Fir Park and Somerset, Reid has featured for Queen of the South, Stirling Albion, Greenock Morton, St Mirren, Dunfermline and Peterhead as well as having a brief spell in Iceland with Keflavik.

During his time at Queen of the South he also gained experience on the continent when he featured in Uefa Cup qualifiers for the club.

But perhaps his most memorable career moment will be by scoring the winning goal, in injury time, of the final fixture of the Scottish Premiership season to secure second place for Motherwell ahead of rivals Aberdeen in 2014.

Reid, who moves to Winton Park from Hurlford, goes straight into manager Gavin Frields' squad for Saturday's trip to Darvel in the West of Scotland Cup.

A Winton spokesperson said: "Many thanks to Clark [Nicol, secretary] and Darren [Henderson, manager] at Hulford United for their more than professional manner in getting the deal through."