Long time club servant Scott Chaplain is quitting Albion Rovers and hanging up his boots.
While everyone at the club – management, players, directors and fans – wish him all the best for his new role as a Player and Coach Development Manager with the SFA, we are obviously sad to see him go.
He has been a fantastic player for the Rovers in his three stints at the club and we had hoped to have him for next season’s League One campaign, but unfortunately his new role precludes him from playing professional football.
Highlights from Chappy’s time at Cliftonhill include winning the PFA Third Division Player of the Year in 2006/07, helping the club win promotion via the Play-Offs in 2010/11, the Scottish Cup quarter final double header with Rangers and obviously this season’s League Two title win.
“It was a really hard decision for me,” said Scott. “But I’ve always wanted to work full time in football and this is a great opportunity for me.
“I want to thank everyone at the club – teammates, managers, directors and the fans – for the support they’ve given me during my time at Cliftonhill.
“I have so many amazing memories and experiences from my time at Albion Rovers and I will savour them for the rest of my life.
“A great club with great people and I wish the guys all the best for next season in League One. I am sure they will more than do themselves justice up there and, when I can, I’ll definitely be there supporting them.”