EAST Linton will once again be home to an amateur football team, with players “itching to get back” playing.

Amateur football throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians has been sidelined for about a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

There is no clear date for when teams will return to action but a new East Linton AFC has been set up for the upcoming campaign.

Kieran Morrison is among those working in a bid to get everything in place for the new season.

Morrison said: “I’ve not so much missed playing but you miss the buzz of being with a team.

“I was with West Barns for six years and they were a really good team and there was a good atmosphere.

“You miss more just having something there and having that good dressing room banter with your pals.

“That has been missing for everybody.”

The village previously had a team in the Lothian and Edinburgh Amateur Football Association (LEAFA) but it folded a few years ago.

Morrison, 28, will be taking on a coaching role with the team and told Courier Sport they were going to be playing on a Saturday.

He said East Linton had previously had a good team and he was keen to see that return.

Already, more than 20 players have shown an interest in lacing up their boots when amateur football returns.

Morrison, who previously played right back, was keen to add to that number and encouraged people to get in touch on Twitter by going to @EAmatuers