ARDEER THISTLE on New Year's Day unveiled their new management team.

The League One strugglers have installed Paul Kellington from Irvine Meadow U19s who will take over on Saturday away to Johnstone Burgh. Paul will be assisted by experienced junior man Jim Catterson.

Paul will bring in some much needed energy from his previous Youth and Amateur coaching roles.

Thistle secretary Peter McBlain said: "The club are delighted to have Paul and Jim on board and look forward to them taking the club onward and upward.

"Thanks go to all the other candidates that applied and attended interviews we wish them well for the future. Thank you to our own Derek Gemmell who has went above and beyond for this club time and time again currently filling the Caretaker Manager position he has said he will be available this Saturday for selection.