AMBITIOUS Ardeer Thistle manager Paul Kellington has hit the ground running by making a host of new signings after his team enjoyed a shutout in his first home game in charge.

Thistle drew 0-0 with Forth Wanderers in a League Two match and their display impressed the manager, who took charge earlier this month with former Irvine Vics goalie Jim Catterson as his assistant.

Signed are goalie John Drennan and midfielders Chris Lyon and Tommy McFarlane, a former Queen of the South youth team player.

Jamie Morgan and Darren Kelly (both 17) from Irvine Meadow Under-19s join on dual contracts, which means they feature for both sides.

Kellington could take a lot of positives and said: "We played really well, our goalie John Drennan made some good saves and it was a good team effort. The pleasing thing was we had a shutout, we have conceded 84 goals and that's something we must work on. Chris and Tommy also did well."

While hoping his team continue to improve Kellington does not have lofty ambitions this season.

He said: "The aim is to compete, points are not that important. Even if we won our games we wouldn't achieve anything. I hope by the end of the season we will have a good team who will challenge and compete more next season. I am enjoying the challenge and have had good feedback from the fans, we had our biggest attendance of the season on Saturday, which was encouraging."

Meanwhile Ardrossan Winton Rovers boss Stevie Wilson was unhappy with his team's display as they fell to a 4-1 home defeat against Blantyre Victoria in League One.

He said: "We lost a poor goal in two minutes and conceded two sloppy penalties and it was a disappointing display. Some teams behind us have games in hand but we still have 10 games to go. We have a tough game at Gartcairn, who beat us at Winton Park but are looking to win."