Ex-EK gaffers team up at For­far

East Kilbride News - - MOTORING GUIDE -

Jim Pater­son hopes an East Kil­bride con­nec­tion with Stu­art Mal­colm can help him find a man­age­ment job.

The for­mer Kilby num­ber two was in in­terim charge af­ter Mal­colm left the K-Park for For­far, how­ever failed to land the job per­ma­nently.

Now he hopes scout­ing for the League One side can help him find a top job in the fu­ture.

Pater­son con­firmed he had put his name for­ward to be­come Al­bion Rovers boss with the job even­tu­ally be­ing handed to Brian Reid.

The for­mer Mother­well mid­fielder felt it was im­por­tant to keep his name out there and keep an eye on lower league sides.

“Malks [Mal­colm] asked me to go back in and do some work with them, ”he said.

“Do­ing some re­ports and scout­ing out teams, so that’s a good thing for me; turn­ing up at games means peo­ple know you are out there.

“It gets me out there in the lower leagues again and see who is play­ing well if the op­por­tu­nity comes about again. I’m des­per­ate to get back into it again but I’m in a po­si­tion where I could have phoned some­body I know and taken an un­der-15 team in the Pre­mier­ship, but I don’t want to.

“I want to be a man­ager off my own back.

“That’s not to say I would say no to some­thing like East Kil­bride, where I went in as num­ber two and gave my ex­pe­ri­ence, but if a job comes up I want to be my own man.

“It’s just a wait­ing game for me now and try­ing to build my­self up to get that first op­por­tu­nity.”

Look­ing for a break Pater­son

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