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Steven Mackay back in football as Elgin City assistant manager two weeks after resigning as boss at Brora Rangers


By Alasdair Fraser

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Picture - Ken Macpherson, Inverness. Scottish Cup. Brora Rangers(2) v Hearts(1). 23.03.21. Brora manager Steven MacKay and striker Jordon Macrae celebrate at the end.
Picture - Ken Macpherson, Inverness. Scottish Cup. Brora Rangers(2) v Hearts(1). 23.03.21. Brora manager Steven MacKay and striker Jordon Macrae celebrate at the end.

Elgin City tonight unveiled Steven Mackay as their new assistant manager a fortnight after he quit Brora Rangers.

Former Ross County midfielder Mackay (40) stepped down at the Highland league champions after a poor run of results, citing work constraints and a lack of hunger in the ranks.

The Borough Briggs number two role under manager Gavin Price suits his Dunfermline-based work routine far better.

Past assistant Keith Gibson announced he was standing down a week ago with travel and family commitments behind his decision.

Mackay, who agreed a two-year deal with the League Two side, said: “I’m delighted to be back involved.

“I’ve never wanted to be out of football, but the balance of my job meant I couldn’t commit as I wished for Brora.

“The chance to get involved at a higher level is great, but the demands on time are less and fit in better with my lifestyle at this moment in time.

“A lot of the day-to-day stuff falls on Gavin and my role will be to support him as best I can, train the boys on a Thursday and be there on the Saturday.

“Gavin made me aware what his expectations were and I made it clear what I could commit to, so it is ideal for me.”

Mackay had four playing spells at Elgin during his time at boyhood club Ross County and after leaving.

He added: “It is a big club in terms of location in the north and where they could potentially go.

“There’s a lot of ambition within the club, especially with Gav, to try and take them to the higher leagues.

“There’s definitely that potential there to achieve their objective, which is get out of League Two.”

Mackay led Brora Rangers to two league titles and a famous Scottish Cup victory over Hearts last March.


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