Albion Rovers have this week appointed the highly-experienced Lindsay Hamilton as the new goalkeeping coach for the 2016/17 season.
Hamilton, who as a player enjoyed spells at Rangers, St Johnstone and Partick Thistle, comes to Cliftonhill with a wealth of experience, having both coached and played at a very high-level.
We spoke to the highly-rated coach following the announcement of his appointment.
“Well first of all I’m absolutely delighted to have been given the opportunity to work at Albion Rovers. I worked for Airdrie for a bit, then went into the women’s game – coaching the Scotland Under 17’s Women’s National Team as well as Under 16 and Under 14 girls.
“The job came about because I knew the former goalkeeping coach Ross Ballantyne quite well and also I’d worked with assistant coach Tony McMinn at Dundee United.
“I then spoke to Darren, who discussed with me a bit about the role and I really liked the sound of the Darren and the clubs vision.
“Personally, it’s a perfect role for me. It’s getting back into the men’s game, coaching a very decent keeper in Ross Stewart and it’s not too far away from me, living in Uddingston.
“I watched Ross Stewart on a few occasions last season and he’s a very decent goalkeeper. This has been shown in his recognition in getting called-up for the Scotland Under 21’s squad. ”
He concluded: “I’m just buzzing to get started at the club. I’m actually away with the Scotland Women’s squad’s just now, but we come back to pre-season training on Thursday and I’m looking forward to working with all the boys at the club.”