Forfar manager Dick Campbell hasn’t rested on his laurels during the close season.
He has led his team through an unbeaten pre-season, culminating with a three all draw at Gayfield on Saturday.
Prior to Saturday’s fixture he completed the signing of three new faces, at the same time giving a professional contract to 20-year-old youth team keeper Ross Salmon.
Despite interest from a host of other clubs, former Dunfermline Athletic midfielder Stephen Husband committed his immediate future to the Station Park club.
The 23-year-old Fifer, who made 61 appearances for the ‘Pars’ in the last two seasons netting 13 goals, will be a valued addition to the Loons’ midfield.
Two of the players who have featured as trialists in all of the pre-season games have also been signed on one year contracts.
Perth-based left sided defender Andrew Steeves, who celebrates his 20th birthday this week, was released by St. Johnstone in May, while 25-year-old Northampton-born midfielder Aaron James moves to Station Park from Lowland League outfit Edinburgh City.
It was also confirmed Odmar Faero will not be playing his football in Scotland this year due to a change in his circumstances. Once finishing his studies he will return home to play in his native Faroe Islands.
Commenting on the new signings Campbell said: “With these players we are sending a clear message we are going to be up there, we’re not going to be mugs. It’s now all about getting our fitness levels up. We are away to East Fife this Saturday in the Petrofac Training Cup and the following week we are away to Raith Rovers in the League Cup. We have one or two wee injury problems but I’m looking forward to these games.”