Smith to manage Eyemouth United until end of season

Eyemouth United's problems have been solved until the end of the season. Picture by Kimberley Powell
Eyemouth United's problems have been solved until the end of the season. Picture by Kimberley Powell

Gary Smith has agreed to remain in charge of Eyemouth United until the end of the season with the help of Jonathon Brown.

The former assistant manager took temporary charge a fortnight ago following the departure of Mike Galloway, and steered the team to a derby victory over Berwick Rangers Reserves last weekend.

Captain James Wilson has also taken on some coaching responsibilities.

“The three of us will do it until the end of the season because the boys are enjoying it,” said Wilson. “We’ve got the banter back and we’re playing for each other.”

Eyemouth will be tested again this weekend when they travel to take on Hibernian EoS in the league, but Smith’s men will be boosted the return of Wilson and five other players to the squad.

“The numbers are getting better,” added Wilson. “A few boys left when Mike Galloway took over because they weren’t happy, but he got us fit and was 100 per cent. They’re just young boys.”

Although talismanic striker Steven Shennan has left, following former manager Carl Hudson to Duns, Wilson doesn’t expect any other changes in personnel. “Jonathan has brought in another couple of players, so we now have a squad of about 16 players. It is looking good.”