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Craig takes over at Mids

MIDS have moved quickly to appoint their third manager in the space of three months after the resignation of Paddy Flannery.

The South of Scotland League side’s assistant manager Craig Allen has been appointed manager of the club and took up his new position earlier this week.

Paddy, a former professional who played for Morton, Dumbarton and Stenhousemuir as well as a spell in the Juniors, stepped in near the end of last season for his second spell as manager with Mids after the departure of Kevin Sommerville. Mids’ secretary George Trudt said the club was grateful for the work he had put in, but problems in attending the recent matches and training during the past couple of weeks prompted his decision to resign. George said: “We appreciated the problems Paddy had commuting between Glasgow and Lockerbie and beyond that for games. He came in to help us at the end of last season and he appointed Craig as his assistant. We were pleased to get Craig appointed quickly because we’re already into a cup final and we have to try and gather league points and get stability again.”

He added: “Fortunately Craig ticked all the boxes. He knows the players and he comes from a good football background. His career was probably cut short a bit by injury but he played with Queen of the South for number of seasons.”

Meanwhile, Craig said: “I’m really looking forward to being at the helm, we have some great quality players and Mids have a fantastic development and youth set up.

“I’m delighted at the backing I’ve received from all at the club”

Craig is hoping to appoint additional members of his team but already physio Peter Bryden has joined.

Mids reached the final of the Alba Cup on Saturday and will now meet Abbey Vale in the final on a date still tbc.

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