NEW Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts boss Jason Dair has heralded his decision to join the club as "refreshing".

The 49-year-old and his brother, Lee, were appointed by the East of Scotland League, Premier Division, outfit as their new management team in May.

The duo replaced Craig Morrison, and his backroom team of Iain Mauchlen and Stuart Innes, after they stepped down at the end of last season, having secured the team's survival, after taking over in November following Pat Scullion's departure.

Well-known to the Swifts, having featured for their over-35s team in recent years, the Dair brothers have each had extensive managerial experience, most recently working together at Dundonald Bluebell and Hill of Beath Hawthorn.

Ex-Pars star Jason, who also coached at East End when former team-mate, Stevie Crawford, was in charge from January 2019 until May 2021, oversaw his first match in charge last midweek against SPFL League Two, East Fife, who recorded a 3-0 victory.

That was followed by a 5-0 win over Newburgh last Saturday and, prior to that match, he told Press Sport: "It was good to see the boys on the park.

"We've got quite a big squad. It'll be basically boys getting 45 minutes each, two separate teams, then it'll be time to whittle that down and get a manageable squad from that.

"It's just trying to get the balance. We're still finding our feet and finding out about the players, and they're finding out about us and how we work.

"It's been good. There's obviously slightly different expectations being there, as opposed to Hill of Beath or Dundonald, before, previously, when they were throwing a bit of money around and trying to sign or buy players.

"At the Swifts, it's all about progression and bringing young players through. We've got a very young squad, so it's refreshing working with working all the young boys."

Swifts were scheduled to continue their pre-season preparation at home to Cowdenbeath today.

Elsewhere, Rosyth picked up a victory in their latest friendly outing last Saturday, against Dundonald Bluebell at the Fleet Grounds.

Greig Denham's side, who narrowly lost out to Cowdenbeath the week prior, went ahead through Barry Sibanda's own goal.

Although ex-Pars and Kelty Hearts star Stephen Husband's visitors levelled, Aiden McAvoy's goal proved decisive for Rosyth, who were due to Letham FC today.

Crossgates Primrose were scheduled to play their first friendly, at Easthouses Lily, whilst Oakley United were due to host Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts Amateurs.