SELKIRK manager Ian Fergus has agreed a new three-year contract on the eve of his first Lowland League game of the season.

The former Hibernian, Hearts and Dunfermline youth coach took over at Yarrow Park midway through last season.

And he managed to help the club avoid relegation.

Following a busy summer of quality signings and impressive pre-season matches Fergus was offered the new contract this week.

Ian said: "I have been made very welcome by everyone at Selkirk since I came.

"I like the people involved at the club and I like its history - it's something I want to be part of and try to make the club as successful as I can."

Since Fergus arrived at Selkirk he has also formed Under 20s and Under 17s teams.

The manager added: "For me Selkirk is a work in progress and it will be two to three years before we fully see the benefits of what we are trying to do.

"In a couple of seasons we will have some excellent young players progressing into our Lowland League team.

"I am excited about what the future holds at Selkirk."

The three year deal was concluded on Thursday evening following Selkirk's final preparations for tomorrow's Whitehill Welfare match.

Selkirk chairman Ross Anderson said: "The committee at Selkirk has been delighted with the progress made since Ian arrived.

"He is taking us in the direction we want. He's signed some top quality players and helped lay the foundations for future teams as well.

"We are delighted he has agreed to stay with us until the end of 2019/20 at the earliest."

Selkirk host Whitehill Welfare tomorrow at Yarrow Park with a 3pm kick off.