Darren picks up gong
Manager of the Month award for Young
Cambuslang’s Darren Young picked up his first managerial award last week.
The Albion Rovers chief was named League Two’s manager-of-the-month for November after his side went unbeaten through five games.
The 36-year-old combines running the show at Rovers with playing but is out until next month following surgery on a double hernia.
Making the transition from the centre of the action to the sidelines has not been easy for the ex-Cathkin High pupil, with the former Scotland under-21s cap having to manage his time and nerves.
Darren, who is being assisted by former Aberdeen coach Sandy Clark, said:“It’s just about trying to get everything right.
“It’s about finding the time to get things done whether that’s going away to watch other games or getting things ready for your own training.
“You’re speaking to players and I’m working during the day as well but it’s been a great experience and I’m loving every minute of it.
“It’s frustrating watching. I was more nervous those first few games when I was injured and standing watching.
“You can’t have much of an influence other than shouting during the game or speaking to the players before it but it’s something you’ve got to accept.
“I wouldn’t change anything and I’m learning from Sandy who has been there and done it while I have some ideas myself on how to do things.”
Darren Young with his managerial award