Published: 03/11/2017 22:30 - Updated: 03/11/2017 15:17

Price is top League 2 boss in his first month

GAVIN PRICE is already a winner just three games into his career as Elgin City boss after being named Ladbrokes League Two manager of the month.Elgin City manager Gavin Price

In a perfect start to his senior managerial career, the former assistant boss at Borough Briggs led his club to a Scottish Cup victory over Edusport Academy and league wins against Stenhousemuir and Clyde.

Price said: “I couldn’t have asked for a better start, the way it has gone in terms of results and I’m obviously delighted.

“But I’m not naïve enough to think that this is the way it’s going to be forever.”

Price took over in the Elgin hotseat when Jim Weir, who he worked with for three years at the Moray club, quit to join League 1 Forfar Athletic.

The new manager’s winning start has helped push City up to fifth spot ahead of this weekend’s derby clash with Peterhead at Borough Briggs.

Following the 3-1 cup win against Lowland League Edusport, the Black and Whites beat second placed Stenhousemuir 2-0 at Borough Briggs in League 2.

Last weekend, they took on Clyde at Broadwood where they had lost of their nine previous visits and came away with a 4-2 success.

That result cost Clyde boss Jim Chapman his job, becoming the fifth managerial departure in League 2 since the start of the campaign.

As well as Weir leaving Elgin, Gary Jardine and John Coughlin parted company with Edinburgh City and Berwick Rangers respectively, and this week Billy Brown and Cowdenbeath went their separate ways.

“It’s incredible, since the start of the season half of the managers have gone or there have been managerial changes so it just shows you how unpredictable this league can be,” Price said.

“There seems to be a split emerging now between top and bottom so we just have to try and hang on in there as best we can.”

“It makes Saturday’s game such a big one because we would go above Peterhead if we beat them.

“We have lost to them twice this season but I think we’re a different team now.”

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