East Kilbride Football Club will send a three-man delegation to outline their plans for joining the South of Scotland League to a general meeting in Dalbeattie next month.
Chairman Mike Peden, club secretary Dave McKenna and head of development Iain King will make the trip on Tuesday, February 19, to speak to the 12 SOSL member clubs after league committee members made a fact-finding trip to K Park in November.
EKFC hope to win admission to the league for the 2013-14 season and this is a crucial date in the process for the club who were reborn in 2010 – from the original EKFC of 1871 .
The meeting had originally been scheduled for February 7 but has been moved back with the South clubs awaiting the outcome of Scottish football’s restructuring plans, which could yet see the formation of the new feeder Lowland League.
EKFC chairman Mike Pedan told the News: “The Executive Committee members who made the trip to take in the Partick Thistle v Rangers reserve clash and tour K Park were very helpful in what would be required of EKFC to be accepted into the South of Scotland League.
“We have taken all the advice on board and are now working on putting together a package to present to the clubs.
“EKFC feel we could bring something to the South of Scotland League and look forward to the chance to speak to the members on the night.
“The club have recently produced two players in our under-17 set-up who were snapped up by SFL clubs and whilst there is always a pride in that, we would love to see them take the next step in their careers in an EKFC shirt.
“To do that we need to take the next step forward as a club and that is our aim.”