St Cuthbert Wanderers manager Jim McCrossan
Saints made good use of the freeze-off on Saturday by signing former Stranraer winger Alex Walker.
The 26-year-old has returned home after a spell in the United States and has put pen to paper on a deal at St Marys.
The news has delighted gaffer Jim McCrossan who says his new player is fit and ready to play.
He said: Hes a very good player who has been training with us the past two weeks. He has been in America and should be with us for a good few months. He is a good signing which has given the whole club a lift.
He is a bit of a fitness fanatic so is in quite good shape and ready to play.
McCrossan also revealed to the News that star man Barry White has put pen to paper on a new contract keeping him at the club until 2014.
Saints are hoping to tie a few more players down to longer contracts over the next six to eight weeks.
Other news from Kirkcudbright this week is that the club have been handed yet another away day in a major cup.
Saints travel to Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale in February in the quarter final of the SFA Regional Cup (South).
McCrossan, added: We have heard a wee bit about them, they are a big strong physical team who are hard to beat on their own ground. Its yet another away day for us, we seem to be most unlucky.
Its quite a strong last eight and the south sides are probably all underdogs but our players are capable of anything on the day.
This weekend Saints are down to host Newton Stewart after missing out on a game at the Crichton last weekend.
The St Marys gaffer added: It will be a difficult game as they are a decent side and have a good balance to their team.