FRANI More is ready to embrace the challenge at Rothes.
“There is no better place to start down the bottom and a chance to put my own methods into the team and my own way of doing things, and see where it takes us,” he told 'The Scot'.
The former Mackessack Park player has inherited a team that has the worst defensive record in the Highland League.
More admitted the approach from Rothes to become player-boss came as a surprise.
“I still had a year left on my contract at Deveronvale and wasn’t really looking to get into coaching. I spoke to Robbie (Thomson, chairman) about being player-coach, and straight away I said I would love to do it.
“We had a good chat and I gave my views on the way I would like the club to go forward and the kind of team I would like to have on the park.”
“I want to assess the players I have got here. We have the rest of season to work on things and start working towards next season.”
More (34) added: “I know it is going to be a lot of hard work but it is a challenge I am up to,” he declared.Read the full thoughts of Frani More in Friday's print version and a picture special from the Forres-Rothes game last weekend.