STEPHEN Roughhead has been named as the new assistant manager at Coldstream, who have also been raiding Eyemouth United for their players ahead of the new season.
Roughhead. a former Coldstream and Spittal Rovers player, joined the coaching staff towards the end of last season at Home Park. He takes over the assistant manager’s role from Phil Johnson, who has stepped down due to work and family commitments.
Former Berwick Rangers Under-19s coach Michael Cornish remains first-team coach.
Coldstream manager Andrew Gibson said: “Stevie came in to help at the end of last season, so he knows the boys already and he will add a bit of discipline.
“Pre-season training is already well under way and we’ve brought a few new faces in, so there is lots to look forward to.”
Gibson has been working hard to strengthen his squad over the summer, principally by raiding local rivals Eyemouth United. No fewer than six Eyemouth players, including Johnny Simpson, Richard Baxendale, Gary Wales, Josh Hebdon, Kieran Ainslie and Sean Simpson, have started pre-season training with Coldstream. But winger Jake Rutherford is going the other way to Warner Park.
Meanwhile, Coldstream will operate without an under-19 team after manager Dougie Neave and assistant Bryn Butler accepted an offer to run the new Preston Athletic Under-19s.
The Streamers’ first-team start their season at home to Heriot-Watt University in the East of Scotland Qualifying League on August 4.
Eyemouth host Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale, Berwick Rangers Reserves are at home to Selkirk and Duns travel to Tynecastle on the opening day.
Meanwhile, the draw for the preliminary round of the Scottish Cup will take place on Tuesday at 1pm.