Chadwick ready for ‘real challenge’ as Albert assistant boss

HAWICK Royal Albert boss Lawrie Dunn has appointed Graeme Chadwick as his assistant.

A familiar face in junior footballing circles, Chadwick played for Bonyrigg Rose, Tranent and Dunbar, while also starring for East of Scotland outfit Easthouses.

And he not only saw his new team in action last week, but also got in on the action in the Albert’s 5-0 defeat at Coldstream.

He said: “I don’t intend playing every week and only turned out against Coldstream as we were short of players.

“However, I’m looking forward to being Lawrie’s assistant.

“It’s a real challenge as Hawick haven’t been doing well for quite a while, but fingers crossed we can turn things around. It’s going to take time to get things sorted out as the squad needs built up.

“But Lawrie and myself have been speaking to a few guys and we’re hoping to bring in some new signings.”

Today the Albert travel to face Heriot-Watt University in an East of Scotland First Division match.

Dunn said: “It will be a very difficult game for us as Heriot-Watt are a very good side, especially at home.

“A lot will depend on what sort of side we can turn out though. We had a few players missing against Coldstream and hopefully they’ll all be back.”

Dunn confirmed that they were chasing the signature of a former Hibernian and Cowdenbeath player.