NEW Ayr United signing Craig Reid looks set to miss the big kick-off through injury.

The former Motherwell defender suffered a training ground knock last Wednesday and is very likely to miss the Betfred Cup tie at home to Kilmarnock a week on Friday.

Manager Ian McCall told Ayr United Media: "Craig went in to make a blocking tackle with Chris Higgins and has hurt his medial ligament so he will be out for 10 days to three weeks."

The stopper, one of four new signings paraded at Somerset Park on Friday, is nevertheless raring to go.

He said: "I want to play regularly in the team and want to win this league again as I did with Dunfermline a couple of years ago and I would say this squad has the capability of winning the league. I have played with the likes of Chris Higgins, Michael Moffat and Andy Geggan and look forward to teaming up with them again."

Higgins has tasted major glory and wants more.

He said: "One season I won the title with Queen of the South we also won the Ramsden's Cup. We got to the Playoffs twice in a row and went up to the Championship. I had six good years at Queens but came here because I want to win the league as does the manager. I was disappointed not to be offered a new deal but that is maybe a blessing in disguise we have gone full-time."

Midfielder/defender Andy Geggan and striker Michael Moffat are both looking forward to returning to the club.

Geggan said: "It was time for a new challenge and will be good to play with Michael Moffat and Craig Reid again after teaming up with them at Dunfermline. Hopefully we will do well."

Moffat added: "We must go out to win the league and I aim to score as many goals as I can."

United last Thursday defeated Partick Thistle 5-1 in a closed doors game at Lochinch Park, Craig Moore starring with a double.

Meanwhile the club have sold 1600 tickets for the Killie game and are looking to reach 3000.