Arthurlie captain Kieran McAleenan hopes the Lie squad can get some stability as look to move up the league table.

The Barrhead side sit second bottom of the Premier Division, with manager Billy Ogilvie replacing Chris Mackie at the helm of the Dunterlie Park club at the end of October.

Over the last few months little football has been played due to the weather, with Arthurlie playing the least amount of games of any team in the division.

Along with Ogilvie bringing in and letting players go, McAleenan hopes they can start moving up the table in the next few weeks.

He said: “There’s been a lot of movement, obviously the manager has come in midway through the season and hasn’t signed any of the players at the start of the season. It’s not really his squad so there’s been a few guys put up for transfers, a few guys going out and a few coming in.

“That’s to be expected, the gaffer will want to bring in his own boys, but it’s still the most important thing is the guys that are coming in are quality and up to the standard, so we can hopefully get a settled squad between now and the end of the season and try and push on and get a few wins and get ourselves up the table.

“It’s not ideal, you’d rather have your 18-20 boys at the start of the season and go with that, but it’s just been circumstances, there have been guys that have had their work commitments change or that have had bad injuries and they’ve decided they’re going to stop playing.

“It’s not a case of the manager coming in and making wholesale changes, it’s been through circumstances more than anything else.

“If we can try and get a settled team that will certainly help us, but we need to concentrate on the league and get away from the relegation zone.”

Arthurlie host Pollok this week in their derby game, and will be hoping to get revenge after being beaten 5-0 in January.