Ardeer Thistle manager Sean Kenney says the clubs’ new badge is a homage to its 121 year history and a nod to their exciting future.

Thistle revealed the new badge last week, with the traditional red and black remaining but a new gold thistle as the centre piece.

Speaking to the Herald, Kenney said: “It was just a case of when I came into the club as the new manager, I felt everything needed freshened up.

“We wanted to get the community involved in that process, so we had a poll on social media for the fans to choose the new strips.

“We also wanted to give them a new badge to get excited about as well as recognise the history of the club too.

“The gold thistle makes it stand out a bit too and that represents us not wanting to blend into the background anymore.

“We want to do the best we can on and off the park.”

On the park, there has been some strong performances since Sean Kenney was announced as the new manager of Ardeer Thistle at the end of last month.

In his first match in charge of Thistle, they overcame amateur side AS Airdrie 5-3 at Ardeer Stadium, they then narrowly lost 3-1 to Whitletts Victoria away from home.

On the competitive side, Ardeer’s West of Scotland Football League Conference B opener was

announced last week, with Thistle facing Thorniewood United at home.

Kenney says he hopes his sides performances so far are enough to entice fans to watch his new look side for their opener.

“The first game we played against AS Airdrie there was 68 fans in to watch and I think that was curiosity factor, to see the new team.

“I said to the players that it is our job to grab their attention when they do come in and people will keep coming back if you put on a good show.

“It was slightly different against Whitletts away from home, but the fans came down, got right behind the team and we felt that.

“So, for the first competitive game of the season we want to get Stevenson back supporting Ardeer because they will give us a big boost.”