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Chairman says no panic to appoint new boss at Brora Rangers


By Will Clark

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BRORA Rangers will not appoint a new manager before tomorrow’s Highland League match against Buckie Thistle.

Craig Campbell (right) remains in interim charge of Brora Rangers for the clash with Buckie Thistle on Saturday as the club continue their search for a permanent manager.
Craig Campbell (right) remains in interim charge of Brora Rangers for the clash with Buckie Thistle on Saturday as the club continue their search for a permanent manager.

But chairman Scott Mackay says they have received a high number of quality applications interested in taking charge of the Highland League champions.

It has been over a month since former manager Steven Mackay stood down in charge of the Cattachs after a humiliating 6–2 defeat to league leaders Fraserburgh.

But Brora Rangers have started to turn things around, winning their last four games, including a 1–0 win at Wick Academy followed by scoring 16 goals in their last three games against Fort William, Forres Mechanics and Nairn County without conceding.

Last weekend’s match at Brechin City was postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak at Brora Rangers.

But at the time of going to press yesterday, the match with Buckie was still scheduled to go ahead.

Chairman Mackay says they are in no rush to appoint a new manager, saying they are taking their time to ensure they choose the right man.

“There is no panic to appoint a manager,” says Mackay.

“We were pleased to win at Wick a few weeks ago and since then we have won our last three games 8–0, 4–0 and 4–0.

“We have some exciting league and cup games to look forward to, as well as see some of our new additions getting a run out.

“But that being said, there have been some exciting applications which we will be considering at our next board meeting alongside our director of football, Kevin Munro.

“But Craig Campbell will be in the dugout on Saturday and carrying on the good job he has been doing.

“We are not in a rush, the team are playing some excellent football and winning games so we are happy to weigh everything up and get the right man.”

Brora Rangers are currently seventh in the Highland League, 10 points behind leaders Fraserburgh who are six points ahead of the chasing pack.

However the Cattachs do have two games in hand on Fraserburgh due to postponements.


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