five want to be rose gaffer

Interim Linlithgow Rose manager Todd Lumsden wants the role full-time and was due to be interviewed for the post after we went to press on Thursday
Interim Linlithgow Rose manager Todd Lumsden wants the role full-time and was due to be interviewed for the post after we went to press on Thursday

Linlithgow Rose officials expect to name the club’s new manager on Monday night, with interim gaffer Todd Lumsden a strong contender.

Lumsden – who again took charge for last Saturday’s 3-0 William Hill Scottish Cup defeat by Stirling Albion (match report inside) – was interviewed last night and is one of five candidates in the running to replace Davie McGlynn who quit earlier this month.

“I’ve handed in my CV and now it’s down to the club,” Lumsden said.

“I’ve been here since the start of the season after Davie brought me to the club to give him a hand, so committee members know what I can do.

“I was thankful to Davie for bringing me here and I was sorry to see him go.”

Rose secretary Jim Harkins said: “Todd was our final interviewee and the committee will make a decision on who the manager will be at our weekly meeting on Monday night.

“Todd has done OK in interim charge.

“He has had to battle through the injuries, which were ridiculous at one stage.

“Although we lost 3-0 on Saturday, it was a bit of a false scoreline as we gave a good performance and if we had taken some of our chances it would have been a different story.”

Among the other four candidates for the Rose managerial post, Jim said that two have experience of junior football, with the other pair only having been involved in the senior ranks.

What could be Lumsden’s last game as Linlithgow gaffer is this Saturday, when they host Clydebank in a second round Scottish Junior Cup tie, kick-off 2.30pm.