Huge changes as Rabs’ new man aims high

1010p023 jimmy lindsay 'Raith Rovers Youth Academy Director Jimmy Lindsay with the sponsored car presented to him by Arnold Clark Fiat, Kirkcaldy
1010p023 jimmy lindsay 'Raith Rovers Youth Academy Director Jimmy Lindsay with the sponsored car presented to him by Arnold Clark Fiat, Kirkcaldy

ROB Roy have undergone a massive revamp in a bid to bring success back to Adamslie Park.

New gaffer Jimmy Lindsay, the full-time academy director at Raith Rovers, will be joined in the hotseat by another manager currently in charge at a junior team in a two-pronged plan of attack.

Ahead of the Kirkintilloch club’s planned move to a state-of-the-art new ground at Luggie Park, Rob Roy are keen to utilise Lindsay’s knowledge and experience of youth football – with both the former Scotland under-21 cap and the future appointee taking charge of first team matters.

Lindsay, a former Premier League player with Motherwell and junior footballer with Petershill, has been in charge of youth development at Starks Park since early 2007 and had similar roles at Montrose and Albion Rovers.

He was also caretaker manager at the Coatbridge side for a six-month spell in 2006.

Lindsay said: “I had a very open meeting and interview with the Rob Roy committee, who have been fantastic, and looked at their project for the new stadium and their community projects.

“After-school clubs, ‘Getting Ready for Work’ schemes, Saturday morning youth training sessions – this is my forte and what I already do for a living.

“I want to be here for the long term. The astroturf pitch and the new stadium will give real opportunities for work in the community and that’s what it’s all about – getting the supporters coming out with the kids.”

Lindsay says he believes full-time Rob Roy under-17 or under-19 teams are feasible.

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