Legion go for Sharkey as new manager

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CLINTON Sharkey is the new manager of Hawick Legion.

The 34-year-old takes over from Zeb Stewart and Billy Brunton. And after losing several players he admitted he’s got quite a job on his hands.

Roddy McConnell, Andrew Maltman, Peter Gellaitry and Bryan Tait are among those who have joined Hawick Royal Albert. Sharkey said: “I’m under no illusions about the size of job I’ve got on my hands.

“We’ve lost a lot of players to the Albert and I’m happy with that because that’s where they should be striving to play.

“But if we can get 11 players out on the park playing together for eachother and for the team, with a good team spirit, then I’m confident we can do well.”

Sharkey, who was helping with the coaching at Albert Park, previously won the Border Cup and Waddell Cup with Legion.

“Some of my best memories in football have been when I played for the Legion,” he said. “Last year they just avoided relegation and I’m not going to make any bold predictions. I would be quite happy with a mid-table finish and a run in one of the cups.”

Training has started on Tuesday and Thursdays at Wilton Lodge Park (6.30pm) with old and new players welcome.