Albion Rovers boss James Ward signed up 9 players for next season before going away for a short honeymoon.
The Coatbridge boss got married earlier this month and he organised the re-signing of most of this season’s squad before jetting off for a short break on Sunday although he will be back in time for Saturday’s game with Champions Peterhead.
Amongst those putting pen to paper is skipper Ciaran Donnelly who enters his tenth season at the League 2 club. Joining Donnelly for an extended stay at Cliftonhill are Neil Parry, the Dunlop brothers –Mick and Ross, Scott Chaplain, Liam Cusack, Mark McGuigan, Chris Dallas and Martin Maguire.
Ward said: “I was delighted to get all these boys signed up before taking a few days off. They have all contributed to what has been an eventful season at Albion Rovers.”
“They will form the backbone of the squad I am looking to put in a strong push for promotion next season.”
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Two first-half goals gave Stirling Albion a third successive league win as Albion Rovers lost at home.
The visitors threatened through David Weatherston, Chris Smith and Jordan White before going ahead.
White controlled a long ball from Phillip Johnston and tucked away neatly before Weatherston made it two before half-time with a tidy finish.
Ryan Donnelly’s shot wide in the second half was as close as Rovers got to scoring.