Dumbarton have made the double signing of Craig Barr and Scott Gallacher on a one-year deals this afternoon.

Former Raith Rovers and Livingston defender Craig Barr follows fellow summer signing Mark Stewart in making the move from Kirkcaldy to the Sons.

The 30-year-old made 17 appearances for Rovers last season, and was unable to help Rovers avoid relegation to League One.

And manager Stevie Aitken was delighted to add experience to the backline after the departures of Gregor Buchanan and Darren Barr.

He said: “I think when you see his performances for the second half of the season for Raith, he was one of Raith’s better players.

“He’s an experienced player, he’s played at the top level and I’m delighted that he’s managed to join us.

“We needed to get experience into the team, and I think the ones we’re recruited so far are experienced.”

Gallacher spent last season with St Mirren and Hibs, and the manager revealed he tried to sign the goalkeeper last summer.

The Sons boss added: “You look at Scott’s career and he was with Rangers when he was younger, he’s been around big clubs and he’s had a terrific spell with Alloa.

“I tried to sign him before he went to St Mirren, but obviously chose to go full-time with St Mirren. I think he did fine at St Mirren, but there was a change of manager half the way through the season.

“For a club like Hibs to come in and look at him to back up their squad shows you the ability he has got, it’s a case of now having to go out and identifying himself as a number one and we’ll look to do that with him here.”

The squad has begun to take shape for next season, with 12 names now signed up for next season with Dumbarton.

One name that looks like he could be adding his name to the list is David Wilson.

The former Partick Thistle midfielder, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Stranraer has spent the week training with Dumbarton, and after speaking to his agent today, Aitken is hoping the 22-year-old can put pen to paper next week.

He said: “We’ve been impressed with him, but we knew that anyway as in his time with Stranraer he showed up really well.

"Talking to the manager at Partick they had said he will do well, he just had to go out and play football, and hopefully we can give him that.

We’ll talk again over the weekend but he’s really enjoyed the training. He’s obviously wants to go and speak to his family, but there’s been no indication of an issue, and hopefully we can get things tied up with him next week.“

Dale Hilson was also on trial with the Sons at the start of the week, but the striker was training with Championship rivals St Mirren since then.

He said: “He’s had an offer to go to St Mirren and he’s keeping his options open as players do. We’ll wait and see what it comes from it. Ultimately they’re a full-time club, they can offer things that we can’t.

“If he goes to St Mirren then we’ll look elsewhere, but as of now he’s not signed with them yet, and as long as he’s not signed then there’s always a hope that he can come in.

“We’ve spoken terms and what we can do for him, so there is an offer to him. But he wants to explore his options as he’s been full-time and I can understand that as well. There will come a time though that maybe next week it’ll be dead and we’ll move on.”

And former Celtic youngster Aidan McIlduff has also been at pre-season training with Aitken's side.

The left-back, who scored in the Hoops' 3-0 SFA Youth Cup final win over Rangers in April, spent played the latter stages of the season with League One side Queen’s Park, making 11 appearances for Gus MacPherson’s side.

Aitken added: “Aidan has been training with us as well, his agent asked me to have a look at him and we’ll do that, the young lad has shown his commitment.

He’s trained well with the rest of the players and over the coming weeks we’ll decide with the two or three trialists we’ve got in what we’ll be doing with them.”