TITLE glory is being targeted by former Scottish Premiership star Craig Reid after he was snapped up by Ayr United manager Ian McCall - at the second time of asking.

The Ayrshireman and former Motherwell defender last Thursday put pen to paper on a one-year deal.

Now he can't wait to get going as the Somerset Park side set their sights on winning the League One title, although they start their new campaign at home to bitter rivals Kilmarnock in the Betfred Cup on Friday, July 14.

Reid, who played around 50 league games for 'Well, returned in January from a short spell in Iceland and came to Ayr's attention again after McCall and assistant Neil Scally allowed him to train with the first team.

He said: "Ayr came in for me two seasons ago after I had won League One with Dunfermline and Ian McCall asked me about signing but I wanted to do something different and tok the chance to play in Iceland. The culture was different, they had a different way of playing. I left Keflavik after about end of their season in January after six months and we finished third in the league. When I came back I wasn't able to sign anywhere so Ayr allowed me to train with them for a few months.

"This is a good opportunity as I'm an Ardrossan boy - Ayr are practically my local club, I want to see them doing well. They have gone full-time. That suits me and it shows their ambition.

"They have good training methods and are forming a good squad. The ambition is to win another League One title, a few of the boys including Andy Geggan and Moffat. I know the boys well, I know Chris Higgins from Queen of the South."

He added: "Hopefully I can win another League One title with Ayr. Ian McCall is an experienced manager who tells you how it is.

"I also look forward to the Killie game. I played with both sides of the Renfrewshire divide and got stick from Morton fans when when on loan to St Mirren. It is a good game to start with. The fact it is on BT Sport adds a bit to it. A lot of fans will turn up."

McCall is delighted to have Reid and said: "The good thing about Craig is he can play anywhere in the back four. His fitness and the fitness of the other three new guys has been excellent."

The boss is looking to add a goalkeeper and two defenders to the squad and is looking around.

United will train at Cambusdoon Sports Club from Friday.