Ayr United looking to press on with summer plans

Somerset Park -Credit:SNS Group
Somerset Park -Credit:SNS Group

Ayr United will bid to arm Scott Brown with the tools for a Championship surge next season.

The Honest Men are working hard on doing their summer business early. Board chiefs say that landing Brown’s top targets is an ongoing priority ahead of the return for pre-season. Ayr are in the mix to land out of contract Morton striker, George Oakley, who also has offers to stay at Cappielow and interest from Partick Thistle. Ayr remain in talks with a clutch of their own out of contract stars as plans for the upcoming season are formulated.

Managing director, Graeme Mathie, told the Ayrshire Post: “We have good offers out to a number of players. A lot of hard work is going on to ensure the squad will take shape early.”

Mathie hopes a busy summer both on and off the park will boost “positive early numbers" of season ticket sales, adding: "More than 700 have been bought so far and hopefully we can keep the momentum going." United plan to open their newly completed north stand at a friendly being finalised for early in July.