It’s with a heavy heart.. but it’s time for a change
Neilston co-manager Campbell hopes to finish with a flourish
Neilston boss Martin Campbell admits he has mixed emotions as he heads into his final game as boss.
Campbell and co-manager John Paul Dow will step down following today’s West of Scotland Cup clash with Craigmark Burntonians after the pair tendered their resignations to the club’s committee at the turn of the week.
They have both agreed to stay on until today’s clash before handing over the reins to caretaker boss Derek Carson for the foreseeable future.
However, Campbell is hopeful of going out on a high as he strives to sign off with a win.
He told Express Sport: “We have approached this game like any other that we have been in charge.
“Obviously the circumstances around the match means that preparation might have taken a hit but regardless, we have done everything that we can to ensure that the boys are more than ready for the game itself.
“It is a winnable tie and we don’t want standards to drop just because of what has happened this week.
“As mentioned previously, it is with a heavy heart that we are leaving, but it just felt like the right time.
“The match itself will be strange because I know that after it that is us finished at Neilston.
“But after all the hard work that we have put into making this side a success, we would love to finish it with a win and by booking the club’s spot into the next round of the competition.
“I have faith in this group of boys and trust that they can go on to be a success under whoever comes in after us.
“Tonight will be a great chance to reflect on what we have achieved at the club but hopefully a win comes first.”
Neilston Juniors are inviting applicants for the position of team manager.
App l i cant s can send a covering letter, CV etc to admin@ neilstonjuniors. com by 5pm on Friday, November 16. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified.
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