ANDY GEGGAN admits he is disappointed not to have agreed a new contract to remain with Dunfermline.

The popular former skipper shocked supporters last month when he rejoined former club Ayr United on a two-year deal.

Geggan, 30, made 194 appearances in five years with the club and Johnston confirmed to Press Sport that he was one of the first of his players to be offered fresh terms.

In a statement, Geggan said: “The decision to leave Dunfermline wasn’t taken lightly and was done with a heavy heart.

“I’m disappointed that we weren’t able to agree on a new contract but I’ve had five fantastic years at the club and always felt that I had a good relationship with the supporters and staff.

“I want to thank the supporters and the board – it was a great honour for me to be club captain – and I hope it’s not too long before we see Dunfermline back in their bid for promotion.”

Johnston added: “He was offered a contract – the same as last year – but obviously Ayr must’ve made a really good offer and a two-year contract as well. He was a really good servant to the club; hopefully he goes on and does well.”