Largs Thistle goalscoring legend Stephen Quigg believes it is a sign of the club's success that there has been so much senior interest in the team's players.
There has been a mini-exodus at the club with five players leaving - midfielders Mark Millar and Gary Fleming, the central defensive partnership of Creag Little and Nicky Jamieson, and right-back Martin Orr.
Four of the five have moved on to senior clubs, and as far as Quiggy is concerned it is no bad thing.
Quigg featured in both Largs Thistle's West of Scotland Cup and Scottish Cup victories in a golden spell for the club from 1990-1994, and also returned to Barrfields towards the end of his playing career and helped steer Largs to a league title.
Quiggy said: "I think it is great that the club are getting a bit of publicity because of their success last season. The more successful you become, it is inevitable that bigger clubs are going to come calling.
"Everybody deserves a pat on the back - Thistle boss Stuart Davidson has done an excellent job bringing on all these young players, and the fact that senior clubs have shown an interest shows to me that the club is doing things right.
"Let's be honest - Largs have had a fantastic season, comfortably staying in the Premier League at the first time of asking, and then reaching a Scottish Cup final for the third time in 25 years.
"Some of the players were on two year contracts so hopefully Largs will have received some good money to re-invest in the squad for next season, and it will let Arnie go and buy some new players."
Looking back to 1994 after Largs had won the Scottich Cup, Quiggy said: "There was a wee bit of a fall out and a couple of players left including Archie Halley and George Wall. 
"I moved on not long afterwards and won the cup again with Arthurlie a few years later and a lot of these players moved on and went senior.
"I don't look at it as a negative - when you are doing well bigger clubs come calling - it happens at every level."
And Quiggy himself enjoyed some senior experience with Celtic playing alongside Gerry Creaney and Gerry Britton upfront, and also played with the famous Davie Cooper at Clydebank.
He recalled: "I left school and signed with Killie before being farmed out to Largs. I signed for Falkirk from Largs Thistle, and went to Clydebank.
"Playing with Davie was thrilling - he was a class act on and off the park - he had a certain aura about him,
"Davie was not a big headed superstar- he was right down to earth and had super skills - everything he did was class - the way he touched the ball, he was some player. His right foot was for standing on, and all the magic came with his left foot."
Looking back at the Largs Thistle season which has just passed, Quiggy said: "The pinnacle for Largs is reaching the cup final - every time I chatted with Arnie (Stuart Davidson) I told him to keep encouraging the boys and they grew in strength and experience.
"I enjoyed watching them and it was no surprise to me that they got to the final.
"They did very well and had a good balance about the team."
And the Thistle striker, who played at Barrfields twice in his career, believes that on loan signing Joe Knowles could have made the difference if he had stayed.
Quiggy said: "To win a cup you need a wee bit of luck, and it just ran out.
"If we had managed to hang on to Joe Knowles, I think he was a guy who would have caused Talbot problems but we will never know now."
Turning 50 this year, Quiggy is still scoring the goals and setting them up for the newly formed over 35s team which he helped form this summer: "We lost our first game and then drew down at Auchinleck but since then we have won six games on the spin.
"Barry Wilson and Alistair McGowan have done a great job in running the team, and I help out where I can.
"I have scored a couple and have also played at centre back recently.
"I still love playing."
Indeed Quiggy was also a goalscorer in the Scotland veterans in the Four Nations tournament at Inverclyde Sports Centre: "I scored a tap-in against Wales - it is always better to be lucky than good!
"It was a big ask to play three matches over the course of three days. 
"We did well but just lost out in the last game. 
"It is all about who use their squad best and it was the Irish who were victors."
And there were plenty of old faces in the recent junior veterans tournament held at Renfrew: "We were hit the bar and the post against the eventual winners Glenafton, and big Gary Matthews made some excellent saves. We were unbeaten and a bit unlucky not to make it through to the later stages. It was a brilliant event and it was great to see some old faces."