Bonnyrigg Rose Manager to stay

Monday November 9th 2015

Been a difficult week I can’t lie to you.

After the high of last Saturday the speculation started on Saturday night when Colin Cameron left Berwick. I was hit with constant text messages and phone calls asking if I was in for the job or if I was taking it and I found it all a bit annoying. The truth is I heard nothing about the job till Tuesday when Charlie told me at training that Berwick had asked permission to interview me for the role and was on the shortlist.

I spoke to the Chairman Brian Porteous and I was due to go to an interview on Thursday and Tuesday night I hardly slept as I went through things in my head. I talked things through my wife, a couple of close of friends and my Dad and it became clear to me that it just wasn’t right for me at this time. As I said in the press I’m 100% happy where I am at a great club, working with a superb group of players and get on brilliantly with the committee and supporters at the moment! I felt I still had a job to do at Bonnyrigg and we’ve got a good thing going at the moment. I’ve been pretty loyal in my football career and it just felt it would wrong to leave.

We were disappointing on Saturday and I think the above was a distraction and took away a bit of momentum after last Saturday. I also think last week took so much out of the players and we looked lethargic first half. They got a bit of a blast at half time and we got a reaction second half and I thought we dominated the half with Broxburn looking dangerous on the break.

To be fair to Broxburn I thought they played well, worked really hard and made it difficult for us and are a far better team than their league position suggests. We still could have won the game though and their keeper made two great saves from Fraser, we hit the bar through Lewis and had another couple of decent chances, especially when we were 1-0 up which might have made the game different but over the piece a draw was about right.

After the game there was huge disappointment in the changing room with the way we played and the 1-1 result. I could have gone in after the game and given the players another blast but it’s hard to criticise a squad of players that up until yesterday had won 9 in a row and are still unbeaten in the last 13 games. I think any of us would have taken being top of the league at this stage in the season and luckily results went for us yesterday, with the only real winner being Kelty who didn’t play a league game but lost to Tayport in the cup.

What the results yesterday told me is that there is going to be lots of ups and downs between now and the end of the season. There is no easy games in this league and the team that deals with the twists and turns and gets a bit of luck will win this league, the same goes for the cup competitions.

We face another difficult game away to Hill of Beath this Saturday who have had two great results against Penicuik and away at Broughty. I’m hopeful Adam will be fit for next week as we may be missing a couple of others for the game but I’m sure the players will give us a reaction after yesterday. We also welcome Dylan Rooney to the club who has signed as back up goalkeeper following the release of Jamie Wilson due to work commitments.

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