Looking for three points ... and a new manager

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy Adamslie Park 5.2.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy Adamslie Park 5.2.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

DETERMINED Rob Roy players want to end the season with a win and the appointment of a new manager.

Players Dean Muir and Andy McLay have taken charge of the team for the past few matches and will do so again tonight (Wednesday) in Rabs’ final game of the 2010/11 season against Scottish Cup winners Auchinleck Talbot (kick-off 7.15pm) at Adamslie Park.

Former Adamslie gaffer John Richardson and his backroom team resigned at the beginning of May after five years at the club.

Rob Roy goalkeeper Steven McNeil told Herald Sport: “We want to finish the season on a high, but it’s difficult when you don’t know who is coming in to take the team.

“We’ve got a really good young squad, a ‘two-year’ team, and if John was still there I think we would have finished a bit higher in the table.”

Asked whether the players were angry at Richardson’s departure, Steven said: “Not so much angry, just disappointed. Especially with the manner of it.

“John’s rapport with the players was really good.

“We were sad to see them go. John got my career back on track and gave me the chance to be number one goalkeeper at Kirkintilloch Rob Roy.”

The date for applications for the Rob Roy manager’s post has now expired.

Former Albion Rovers manager Jimmy Lindsay, Ashfield boss Stevie Rankin and former Arthurlie gaffer Mark Cameron, amongst others, have been mentioned in connection with the position.

Meanwhile, Adamslie Park full-back Ross Dunlop has been linked with a return to senior football with either Clyde or Albion Rovers and midfielder and Rob Roy player-of-the-year Paul McQuilken with moves to Irvine Meadow and Pollok.