Airdrie's new full-time era began in earnest today as pre-season training got underway at Ravenscraig.
The Diamonds checked in for an early start at their new state-of-the-art training base under the watchful eyes of coaches Kevin McBride and Donald Jennow.
With just over a month until the season begins, the management team are working hard to prepare the side as they adapt to the full-time set-up.
And there was a fresh look to the squad with new signings such as Iain Russell and Joe Gorman joining up as the boys set about a rigorous workout on the indoor pitch.
Club captain Marc Fitzpatrick was happy to get back in the swing of things.
"It went well. The first day is always about getting a feel for it again, but the boys are all really looking forward to it!
"The new faces are settling in well. They all seem like good guys and I'm sure they'll fit in."