Montrose FC manager resigns

George Shields
George Shields

George Shields has resigned as manager of Montrose FC after a run of poor results.

The Links Park gaffer called it a day after a 3-0 loss to East Fife at the weekend.

He told the Review: “The decision that I made after the game on Saturday was one of the hardest ones I have had to make in my professional football career, but for the sake of Montrose FC it had to be done.”

With a solitary win in 2015, and only two since last September, Montrose have slumped to second bottom of the division.

After a promising start to the season, where they achieved four wins from six games, the club are now only a point behind East Stirlingshire, who have three games in hand over the Gable Endies.

George went on to say: “I would like to thank the executive directors for giving me the opportunity, and their full backing, to manage the club and wish them all the very best for the remainder of the season.”

The outgoing manager concluded with a message for players and fans: “I know the players that are at the club can turn the season around and hopefully will give their best efforts for their new management team.

“I would also ask the true supporters of the football club to support the directors, new management team and the players for the remaining 11 games of this important season for the club and town.”