Seven of last season's squad have signed up for another year in the Championship with Dumbarton.

Christian Nade, Stuart Carswell, Callum Gallagher, Grant Gallagher, David Smith, Jamie Ewings, Kyle Prior have all agreed to stay on, with manager Stevie Aitken signing on earlier today.

Darren Barr and Gregor Buchanan were also offered contracts, with Alan Martin set to sign for Queen of the South in the coming days.

Speaking on the official website, Aitken said: "I am delighted with the work we have completed so far and without doubt we have an excellent group of players to start the foundations and build for the new season."