The return of football will bring a buzz back to Largs this summer - as Largs look to build on recent successes.


With Barrfields having lain empty of supporters since the last home game in February 2020 - a thumping 3-0 victory over Troon - it has been a long wait, and with football set to return on July 17, the Largs boss hopes the 'Theesel' fans will be back on the terracing to cheer on the side.

Indeed, Monday marks 50 days until football's much anticipated return for Theesel.
Boss Stuart Davidson said: "There was some buzz when we got to the Scottish Cup Final in 2019 - and we have all missed the football and hopefully we can bring the buzz back and get the football going.
"We want more great occasions like cup finals and big grounds and buzz.
"A lot of work has been carried out at the park and fans didn't get the opportunity to see it as the club committee try and make the ground a better place for the supporters.
"It is a cracking big sports ground it is good to hear that it going to be getting used more for the community - and it is a great asset for Largs Thistle Community Club too.
"We want to keep progressing and getting the floodlights in place is an important part of that if we want to move up the leagues.
"There is still a lot to do and the club is ambitious and we want to get everything else in place - and it up to me to get the best team on the park.
"We need to keep working as we don't want to be left behind and we need the full community to get right behind us from attending social events and fundraisers and all work together to do it and have the whole town pulling together."
Davidson is excited for the new season which is due to start on July 17 - but has warned players not to wait on re-signing as he looks to build on recent successes.
He is keen to keep the momentum going with Largs finishing the season in good form with victories against the likes of Blantyre and Kilwinning, and believes he has the nucleus of a strong side for next season

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But it is important he says for players who have not as yet signed up to not hang about - or they will be left behind.
He said: "We have a number of players already on two year contracts including Jamie McGowan, Laurie McMaster, George Sewell, Brad Gray, Blair McIntyre, Will Sewell, Scott Adam and Keir Milliken.
"They signed two year deals last year and there are other players we have spoken to and we are hopeful all the key players will be signing for Largs - it is a good set-up and we have an ambitious team and everyone knows what we are all about.
"To be honest, if someone wants to wait to see where their future lies and wants to wait to make a decision - I won't be hanging about for them - there is too much going on with us for others to wait to see if there is a better option that comes."
Davidson was asked whether he would want to strengthen the squad, and responded: "It is looking good for the future and we want to keep progressing - although last season was cut short it was certainly worthwhile - and you knew within minutes of the Clydebank game starting at the start of the season, that it wasn't going to be dead rubber, as it was very competitive.
"We are looking for a bit more experience in the side - and hope to bring some players in for when we start back at training on May 17 - they can have a look at us and we can have a look at them - we have done something similar in recent seasons and it has worked out well."
One such example was recent back page Thistle star Simon McBryde who impressed after netting a goal in a pre-season game with Tranent Juniors and signed up.
Davidson said: "Sid has a really work ethic and attitude - and he is loving it here - and he is a good example. We want to get some more experienced players to help the younger players going forward."
"Hopefully come May 17 training resumes under the Scottish government framework - and it gives us the opportunity to get some sessions under our belt then we can look towards getting some friendlies. It is not that far away and I honestly can't wait."

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Davidson is also greatly looking forward to fans returning to stadia and said: "Let's hope fans will be back for the season re-starting - it will bring things a bit more back to normal - it is something that is so simple yet it would be amazing.
"Last season with everything it was all a bit stop start - and with all the training and restrictions in place but we can now look forward to getting back to Barrfields and a bright future - a big thing is the improvement with the club ground through the dressing rooms and hospitality facilties and we haven't been able to use any of that yet so that is another thing to look forward to."
"It will be a big thing having the dressing rooms back - as it is good in getting to know each other rather than chatting at the side of the park and helps to build up the camaraderie."

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Another important aspect of next season is the long awaited advent of the U20 development Largs Thistle team managed by Ian Nixon on Friday nights.
Davidson said: "I was messaging I an last week and we are planning a wee catch up to plan training and that working together. Already, there is a couple of players chapping on the door and trying to get into the Thistle side and that is a positive factor which will encourage the others in the U20s to make the step up and we are all looking forward to it."