IMPROVING Saltcoats Victoria are looking for a new manager after George Grierson quit the club only three months after taking the hotseat.

Grierson, who started the season with Muirkirk, quit Campbell Park last Wednesday to be installed as the new boss of District League rivals Whitletts Victoria.

He had helped restore some confidence to Campbell Park, steering them to their first two wins and a 3-3 draw with title challengers Darvel although they lost four games.

Club chairman Ray Montgomerie was "disappointed" with the decision and is now actively seeking what will be their third manager of the season.

He said: "I was a bit surprised when I heard the news but not shocked. George didn't do what he said he was going to do here. Was his appointment a success? I would define success as taking a club out of a league although we have improved. But he has decided to go and that's it. Maybe there's not the sense of loyalty there used to be in football.

"We are now looking for a new manager, hopefully to take us to the end of the season."

Grierson said: "I enjoyed my time at Saltcoats but this was good too good an opportunity to turn down. I got permission to talk to Whitletts last Tuesday night. The club have a really good infrastructure and hopefully we can challenge for promotion."

The Seasiders, who lost 6-3 to Irvine Vics on Saturday, are currently being coached by a a team of three senior players: John Anderson, Andy Cripps and Gary Russell, supported by committee members Robert Latta and Don Currie. Latta has completed a UEFA coaching licence and has previously coached at the club.

Anyone interested in the job should contact Gordon Hunter, Tel 07505 488430.

Beith, meanwhile hope to bounce back from defeat as they head to Perth to face Jeanfield Swifts in the Scottish Junior Cup Fourth Round.

They lost 2-1 at home to Rob Roy in a league match a week past on Saturday.

Coach Tam Miller said: "It was disappointing to lose our last match but it was one of these days. We must have our heads on for this game as they are a Premier League team and will turn up looking to win so we will have to be ready for it.

"Hopefully we can progress - the most important thing is in the cup is the result - it doesn't matter how you achieve it."

Striker Andy Reid, who took time away from the club with his family for 18 months and should feature soon. Longtime strikeforce partner Kenny McLean, who has recovered from long-term injury, is on loan to Neilston to get some games.