BENBURB'S goalscoring midfield sensation Lewis Lovering, previously on the books of Albion Rovers as a youngster, could be on the verge of severing close family ties at New Tinto Park after catching the eye with a string of outstanding performances in the famous old Govan club’s recent outings.

Putting together a four game unbeaten run in the WoSFL Premier Division stakes, their latest triumph arriving in Saturday’s resounding 4-1 victory over Cumbernauld United through goals from Declan McDonald(2), Lewis McTaggart and Ruaridh Langan, has acted to lift the Bens clear of the relegation drop zone as well as fueling hopes of their impressive form continuing despite having to make the short hop to face league leaders Pollok this coming weekend.

The 21 year old ,son of current Bens team manager and one time Airdrie United playing legend Paul is sure to find himself under the microscope in the all-Southside clash particularly as the Newlandsfield outfit are one of the leading suitors for his playing services along with fellow Tier Six big guns Darvel and Kilwinning Rangers.

The trio have reputedly made firm bids for the 21 year old but are facing stern  competition now that another of his Dad’s former clubs Ayr United are reputed to have joined Partick Thistle and Stenhousemuir in similarly declaring a signing interest.

Last night his grandfather Frank who nowadays doubles as Benburb vice-chairman admitted:“Everyone connected with the club is keen for Lewis to have this opportunity to further his football career but therein lies a bit of a dilemma for Paul .

“What’s best for Lewis has to be paramount in his thoughts but as team manager, he also wants to hang onto all his best players and I’m just glad he’s the one making the decisions and not me.

“In an ideal world Lewis would remain at Benburb until the end of the season but that might not suit the interested parties."