Elgin City set to appoint new manager and assistant manager with Ross Draper to take charge of Clyde match
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ELGIN City will appoint their new management team "early next week" with Ross Draper to take charge of Saturday's League Two match against Clyde.
Chairman Graham Tatters said the club received "enough" applicants for the role, for which they interviewed four people. The successful candidate has been chosen and will be announced once formalities are complete.
The new manager is set to bring a new assistant manager with him.
Tatters said: "We have interviewed our preferred candidate and are waiting for contracts to be sorted. We expect it to be announced early next week.
"The interview process went well. We looked at all the relevant qualifications and found the person who is the best fit for the club.
"We need somebody enthusiastic and passionate. There were enough folk coming forward. We had several applicants and interviewed four and worked from there.
"We have just got to get it signed, sealed and delivered before we announce anything.
"Ross Draper will take the team against Clyde. He has done a really good job of standing in."
It is expected that Draper will continue at Borough Briggs in a playing capacity when the new management team arrives.
Saturday's match against Clyde is of huge importance for the Black and Whites, who sit ninth in League Two.
The Bully Wee are the only team below City in the table, with the gap between the two sides at five points after Draper led City to a crucial 1-0 victory over Forfar Athletic last Tuesday.
Clyde – now managed by the vastly experienced Ian McCall – beat Elgin City's Scottish Cup conquerors Jeanfield Swifts 2-0 in the cup's third round at the weekend.
Tatters added: "The win on Tuesday lifted everybody. It wasn't the most pretty game and the conditions weren't good but it was an important result for us.
"They (Forfar) dominated the second half, but we worked really hard and it showed the attitude of the players. They must have walked off the pitch absolutely knackered."
Matty Jamieson and Russell Dingwall are both returning to fitness for City and are expected to be in contention in the coming weeks.