Long time Albion Rovers midfielder and fan favourite Scott Chaplain is quitting Albion Rovers and hanging up his boots.
While everyone at the club – from the players to the supporters – are sad to see Chappy go, our loss is the SFA’s gain.
He is joining them as a Player and Coach Development Manager, a role which unfortunately precludes him from being able to play professional football.
There’s more than a few highlights from Chappy’s three stints at Cliftonhill including winning the PFA THird Division Player of the Year in 2006/07, winning promotion to the Second Division via the Play-offs in 2010/11, the Scottish Cup quarter final double header against Rangers and winning this season’s League Two title.
“It’s been a really hard decision for me because I’ve loved my time at Rovers,” said Scott. “But I’ve always wanted to work in full time football and this is a great opportunity for me.
“I’m sad to leave at such an exciting time when we’re going in to League One, but I will carry the memories of my time at Cliftonhill with me forever and, work permitting, I’ll get along to support the boys whenever I can.
“I want to say a huge thank you to everyone at the club – teammates, managers, directors and the fans – for their amazing support across the years. It’s a great club with great people and I’m going to miss you all.
“I also want to wish the gaffer and the boys all the best for next season – I have no doubt they’ll more than do themselves justice in League One.”