GAME ON: Search continues for new Montrose Roselea boss

Andy Tringham in action for Montrose Roselea.
Andy Tringham in action for Montrose Roselea.

Montrose Roselea are set to take part in the East Premier League for the third season in a row for the first time in their history.

After a great middle part to last season when they went on a nine game winning run that saw them top the table, they eventually fell back to a creditable mid-table finish.

As always when clubs do well other clubs take an interest in their players and the club were delighted to see Jo Reoch and Dale Reid moving to Montrose in the summer.

Roselea were then dealt with another pre-season blow when the club had to reluctantly accept the resignations of manager Ralph Brand and assistant Steve Kerrigan.

The pair have been instrumental in the clubs’ recent successes including the North Division Title win in 2009, DJ Laing League Cup win and Scottish Cup 5th Round appearance in 2010 and then the current third year in the Premier League.

General Manager Roy Gill explained: “Although there has only been a few enquiries the standard of the applicants has been of a high calibre and just shows where the club have risen to in football terms.

“We are delighted with the applicants and their level of experience. We hope to have someone in place soon but will not rush into anything either. Although we have lost two great players at this level the squad is in great shape with the addition of Grant Mowatt and Craig Sturrock from Arbroath Vics.”