Arthurlie have confirmed they will take part in four pre-season friendlies this summer, with boss Duncan Sinclair also revealing he is close to arranging contract extensions for a number of his squad.

Lie will kick-off their summer fixtures in just over a month as they welcome St Mirren U20s to Dunterlie Park on Saturday, July 13, with a 2.30pm kick-off.

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Sinclair’s side will then take on West Region Premiership side Pollok FC in the Joe Marshall Cup at Dunterlie on Wednesday, July 17, before travelling to St Marks Park in Edinburgh on Saturday, July 20, to take on East of Scotland Football League side Craigroyston FC, also with a 2.30pm kick-off.

Arthurlie then round off their pre-season preparations back at Dunterlie Park on Monday, July 22, against Maryhill, with their Sectional League Cup campaign set to get underway shortly after that.

Sinclair said: “We’ve got four friendlies lined up for the summer now. It does seem early to be arranging friendlies with the season finishing a few weeks ago but it’s a quick turn around.

“We will also be making arrangements in the comings days to tie down the last few players we want to see stay at the club. It’s just a case of finding the right time at the moment.”

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Elsewhere, Sinclair has revealed that he could be poaching some players from top U21s side Barrhead YFC.

Barrhead enjoyed an incredible maiden season as they reached three finals.
That form has alerted Sinclair with the gaffer keen to have a closer look at some of their key players in Lie’s friendlies.

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He added: “We’ll be looking at a few players from the Barrhead YFC U21s. They’re a good side so we’ll be giving a few of those boys a chance.”

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