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Last Updated: Thursday, 11 January 2007, 10:39 GMT
Williamson becomes Elgin manager
Robbie Williamson has been appointed the new manager of Third Division strugglers Elgin City.

Williamson previously managed Highland League Clachnacuddin and led them to a league and cup double in 2004 but left in September 2005 for personal reasons.

He told Elgin's website: "I needed time to recharge my batteries before, but I feel fresh again."

Elgin recently sacked Brian Irvine with the side sitting bottom of Scottish Division Three.

"This is a very difficult job and several people have told me I am out of my mind to take it - but it is one which certainly appealed to me," said Williamson.

"At this moment in time, Elgin City are the worst team in Scottish football and it is quite a daunting task when you see us rooted to the bottom of the table.

"Geographically, it is probably the hardest managerial post in this country.

"It isn't easy to attract players here and most of our squad comes from the Central Belt.

"There were only five first-team players at training last night, which is a bit like working with a half-full toolbox, and that may be a reason for the position we are in.

"But I will be looking to have more people in Elgin for training twice a week so we can work collectively as a team and improve as a unit.

"I am confident I can do a job here. It is a big challenge, but, given time, and if the right players become available, we can get better."


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