George got the job

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George Shields has taken over as Montrose Football Club first team manager.

Joining Mr Shields will be Lee Wilkie as assistant manager.

Derek Sim, chairman of Montrose FC, said: “George was very impressive in the interview stage against equally strong candidates and the club is positive George with his management team will build a strong team for the coming season and competing for promotion to SPFL League 1.

“Lee Wilkie, currently assistant manager at Lochee United, will remain with the club till the end of the current season prior to commencing his duties with Montrose FC.

“Completing the management team is John McCafferty, as goalkeeping coach.”

In Mr Sheild’s first game as manager and the last of the season, Montrose won 2-1 against East Stirlingshire.