MUSSELBURGH Athletic will be without goalkeeper Ally Adams next season as he signed for SPFL League Two outfit Berwick Rangers.

The 26-year-old will link up with Robbie Horn’s side at Shielfield Park after seven years at Burgh over two spells.

He helped the club to two Scottish Junior Cup finals, sitting on the bench in 2011 before playing a starring role in the 2015 run – Burgh were beaten by Auchinleck Talbot on both occasions.

He left Olive Bank shortly after for Linlithgow Rose but returned to East Lothian in September 2016.

A short spell with Tranent Juniors followed before Adams went back to Burgh at the start of last season.

He has been a key part of the title-winning side this campaign but is now looking forward to a new challenge with the Wee Gers.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted to sign for Berwick Rangers, it’s my first taste of senior football and I’m excited to begin my career with such an established senior club.

“There were a couple of offers on the table but having spoken with the gaffer Berwick just felt like the right fit for me at this time in my life; training is local to me and it’s not too far a commute for home games, which is ideal for me.

“I’ve played junior football for seven seasons; during this time I’ve been involved in some big games – I just feel like now is the right time to take on a new challenge.

“Having played in these games at the top end of junior football, I feel I’ve gained a lot of experience and I can’t wait to get started with Berwick.

“I want to show everyone what I can do on the senior platform and help to get us up the table.”

Berwick boss Horn was similarly pleased to have secured the 26-year-old, adding: “I’m delighted to get Ally on board. He has been one of the best goalkeepers in the juniors for some time now.

“He’s a great shot stopper, commands his box well and is very good with the ball at his feet. He’s a real character but has really matured over the last year or so and has become a fitness fanatic.

“He’s a player who is hungry and desperate for a crack at senior football and I’m pleased I’ve got two real quality keepers competing for the number one jersey.”

Adams will link up with a host of ex-Burgh team-mates at Shielfield Park – Declan O’Kane moved earlier in the season, while Steven Thomson and Robert Wilson were both part of the Burgh squad that reached the 2015 Scottish Junior Cup final.

Defender Wilson last week signed a new contract with Berwick.

“I was delighted when the gaffer asked me to sign for another year. I’m already looking forward to getting started and seeing what we can achieve next season,” he said.