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Campbells share Forfar burden as Dick fights cancer

Ian and Dick Campbell
Ian and Dick Campbell have led Forfar to fourth in the table

Ian Campbell will deputise for brother Dick as the Forfar Athletic manager battles against kidney cancer.

"Dick still intends, in the meantime, to be around the Station Park scene whenever possible," said a statement on the Division Two club's website.

"But the directors know that, when necessary, his twin brother Ian and John Young, two vastly experienced coaches, will step into the breach.

"And no doubt keep our immediate quest for a play-off spot on course."

The 57-year-old former Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline, Brechin, Partick Thistle and Ross County manager has been at Station Park since 2008.

Campbell led the side to promotion to Division Two last year and they currently lie fourth.

"The directors trust and are sure that our backroom team and the playing staff who have delighted all with their commitment and top-four placing to date in a very competitive league will have the full backing of the Loons support over the last three months of the season," added the statement.

"At the same time, we are sure that the thoughts of all at Station Park, from the chairman to the youngest fan along with the remainder of Scottish football, will be with Dick and his family in the weeks ahead."

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see also
Livingston 3-0 Forfar Athtletic
01 Mar 11 |  Scottish League
Campbell takes the helm at Forfar
08 May 08 |  Forfar

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