HUGELY experienced midfield ace Graham Muir is going Back to the Future by re-signing for his first ever junior club.

Muir, 36, has joined Kilbirnie Ladeside, managed by former team-mate Liam McGuinness after leaving Largs Thistle at the end of last season.

And he is hoping to emulate last season’s feats by helping to take his new club on a lengthy run in the Macron Scottish Junior Cup.

He is in the squad for Ladeside’s trip to Airdrie to face Championship team Gartcairn in the third round of this season’s national competition.

Muir is relishing the challenge and said: “I was at Kilbirnie 17 years ago for a season when George Walker then Tommy Bryce were the managers but only stayed for a season and we didn’t achieve anything. I then moved to Largs before joining Ardrossan Winton Rovers before playing for Irvine Meadow and going back to Largs. I took time out for personal reasons and played at Dirrans Athletic. When Liam approached me I could not turn down the chance to go back to Kilbirnie who are such a big club. There’s no reason why we can’t reach the Scottish Cup final.”

Revenge is the spur for Ardrossan Winton Rovers when they face Bridge of Don Thistle in another third round tie.

The northerners also dumped Kilwinning Rangers out in the previous round.

Boss Stevie Wilson said: “It was a big disappointment to go out last season. I will talk to the Buffs boss Chris Strain about them, hopefully we can get through.”