DUMBARTON boss Stevie Aitken has said that he wants to make two more recruits before the squad start their competitive fixtures when they play their first game away to Forfar Athletic in the BetFred Cup.

The Sons boss is currently running the rule over a number of trialists during pre-season at the Rock.

Aitken said he’s also spoken to several clubs regarding loans.

There were three trialists involved in the game against Dundee on Tuesday night: Robert Tatar, Joel Kasubandi and Josh Peters And two more joined the squad in Monday night's game at Cumbernauld Colts - Kieran Gibbons and Daniel Brady.

The Sons boss has also ruled out making any further signings until after the Motherwell game on Saturday.

He said: “Robert has come over from Romania for a few weeks so we can have a look at him. He’s only just started training so he’s a wee bit behind the rest of the squad. We’ll have a look at him for the next weeks.

We’ve also got Joel and Josh, who were at Clydebank and Hibs respectively, so again we’ll have a look at them in the coming few weeks. That’s what pre-season is all about, it’s about bringing players in."

Tatar, 22, previously played for FC Oțelul Galați before the club dissolved earlier this year, and has been on the lookout for a new club since.

Peters played for Highland League team Strathspey Thistle before signing for Hibernian in January.

The striker was scoring for fun for the Grantown side, scoring 13 goals in 18 games before attracting interest from various Scottish Premiership and Championship sides last season.

The 19-year-old reportedly had a trial at Hamilton, and Raith Rovers, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Ross County were keeping tabs on the teenager.

But he failed to make an impact on the Hibs first team and was released from his contract at the Edinburgh club.

And Kasubandi will be a familiar face for followers of Clydebank FC.

The midfielder has been with the Bankies for the last year, and will be hoping to earn himself a contract with the Sons.

The former Tower Hearts academy product has previously been on the books at St Mirren, Greenock Morton and Vale of Clyde before touching down at Holm Park.

On Monday night we were introduced to two more trialists - both midfielders.

Kieran Gibbons, once on the books at Hamilton and Aberdeen, was signed by Livingston in 2015, and loaned later to Cowdenbeath last season.

The 21-year-old midfielder has yet to score a goal in his senior career.

Daniel Brady played in the game against Cumbernauld Colts, however Stevie Aitken confirmed after the Stranraer game that Brady had gone back down south after Monday fixture.

Aitken also revealed that both Ryan Clark and Amadou Kassarate had earned themselves professional contracts with the club, having impressed last season for Dumbarton’s development side.

The Sons boss said: “The two kids have done well for the under-18s. Ryan and Amadou have been terrific and that’ll take us up to 18.”

“They’ll be part of the first-team squad. They’ve done well last year and they’ve deserved their shot with us and they’ve been great.

“They’ve trained and we’ll see how they fit in during the course of the season.”

Clark, 18, made his first-team debut against Queen of the South back in April 2015.

Kassarate, 20, has previously represented Senegal at under-20 level and both players will be looking to impress Aitken in the upcoming season.