Jocky Scott to remain Stirling Albion manager

Stirling Albion's Jocky Scott and John Blackley
Scott and Blackley took over at Forthbank in January

Jocky Scott will remain manager of Stirling Albion despite their relegation to Division Two.

Stirling have announed that he and assistant John Blackley had been handed a new rolling contract at Forthbank.

Scott, who took over in January, told the club website: "Of course the season has ended in disappointment for everyone involved with the club.

"But we remain determined to turn that round next season and help the club develop its own talent for the future."

Scott was appointed after the sacking of John O'Neill with Stirling already sitting bottom of the Division One table.

However, the Binos have still not won a game since overcoming Partick Thistle 4-2 on 23 October.

And they are 15 points adrift of second-bottom Cowdenbeath, with Scott's former side, Dundee, also overtaking Stirling despite a 25-point penalty for going into administration.

Scott also managed Dunfermline, Arbroath, Notts County and Raith Rovers, while Blackley was boss of Hibernian and Dundee, and Stirling spokesman Paul Goodwin was delighted to have retained their services.

"They have experienced football in ways that the majority of those involved in the game can only dream about and it's that expertise we are pleased to be remaining at the club," he said.

"When the Stirling Albion Supporters' Trust took control of the club shortly before the start of this season, we knew it was going to be very tough on and off the park and unfortunately that has been proved to be correct.

"We are also well aware that next season will present further challenges. But, of course, the target will be to gain promotion again and we will be doing everything we can to assist Jocky and John in that quest."

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