FORMER Musselburgh Athletic goalkeeper Ally Adams has secured a return to the county after agreeing a deal with Tranent Juniors.

Adams, who was Burgh's goalkeeper as they reached the 2014/15 Scottish Junior Cup final, agreed a two-year deal with Gary Small's side after being frozen out at Linlithgow Rose.

The arrival of Richie Barnard saw Adams' opportunities in the Rose goal limited at the beginning of this season, prompting him to make the move to Foresters Park.

The 24-year-old was a fans' favourite at Olive Bank, where he was also on the bench for the club's 2011 Scottish Junior Cup final, also at Rugby Park.

Adams was part of the Rose side that enjoyed a run to the last 16 of the senior Scottish Cup last season, before they succcumbed to Ross County.

Gary Small, the Tranent Juniors boss, was delighted to have captured the experienced goalkeeper.

He told Courier Sport: "I think it's a great signing for us.

"He's a really top keeper and he's got loads of experience.

"There won't be many goalkeepers at the age of 24 who have played in the senior Scottish Cup and a Junior Cup final."

The Belters boss was keen to stress, though, Adams will have to fight for his place in the starting 11.

Ahead of the DJ Laing East of Scotland clash with Fauldhouse United, Small added: "I've already got a really good goalkeeper in Connor Wood.

"I've said before that Connor is my number one but unfortunately for him he's picked up an injury, which is why Ally started in goal."

Small admitted it was a "nice problem to have", saying: "It's great for us to have two guys competing for the one spot.

"I'm sure they will keep each other on their toes."

Matthew Wright, vice-chairman of Tranent Juniors, added: "The club are delighted to have signed goalkeeper Ally Adams from Linlithgow Rose on a two-year deal."