New boss sees potential at Glens

GLENROTHES ;'new manager at Glenrothes  juniors football team ; Craig Ness (asst man), Grant Bough (manager) & Stewart McManus (coach)'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON
GLENROTHES ;'new manager at Glenrothes juniors football team ; Craig Ness (asst man), Grant Bough (manager) & Stewart McManus (coach)'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON
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GLENROTHES Juniors new manager insists there is plenty to work with at Warout Stadium next season despite the club’s poor league finish.

Grant Brough stepped into the Glens hot seat last week after previous manager Willie Newbigging left to take over the reins at Kelty Hearts.

Glens finished the season second bottom of the East Premier League with just three wins all season, but Brough believes the team has potential.

He told the Gazette: “Okay, they might not have had the greatest season, but they’ve got some really good young players.

“That’s maybe what the problem has been. They’re young, and perhaps a bit naive at times, but there’s tremendous potential.

“All it needs is a wee bit tinkering, and a wee bit more experience in the side.

“Glenrothes are a big club, certainly in Fife, and have had success in recent years.

“I’m not taking over a club that’s all doom and gloom.”

Brough arrives from Rosyth, who he guided to a mid-table finish in the East Central League last season.

His CV also includes spells at Dundonald Bluebell, where he won the East Central League title, and Sauchie.

The 35-year-old added: “I had two seasons at Rosyth and loved every minute of it.

“They are a fantastic club but a very small committee of only a couple of guys.

“I ended up doing for more than a manager should - I was club treasurer as well.

“Rosyth had run its course for me - the Glenrothes job is the new challenge I need.”

Brough has moved quickly to appoint former Kirkcaldy YM boss Craig Ness as his assistant-manager, while Stewart McManus has been drafted in as a coach.