Stirling Albion appoint Stuart McLaren as new manager

Stirling Albion are bottom of League One
Stirling Albion are bottom of League One with just seven points from 11 games

Stuart McLaren has taken over as the new manager of Stirling Albion.

The 39-year-old Scots-born Australian has been given a contract until the end of season 2015/16 and will be assisted by Martyn Corrigan.

The duo replace Greig McDonald and Marc McCulloch, who stood down last month, with the Binos bottom of League One.

McLaren, who played for the Forthbank club between 1996 to 1998, had been head coach at Loughborough University since 2011.

His first match in charge will be Saturday's Scottish Cup third-round replay with Hurlford United.

Stirling Albion chairman Stuart Brown told the club website: "We received more than 30 applications for the post and felt that Stuart was the outstanding candidate.

"He has 10 years' experience working as an assistant and head coach in senior professional clubs and elite youth development programmes in Australia and England and has a strong network of contacts in various areas of the game in the UK."

Former Motherwell defender Corrigan, 37, also had a spell as a player at Forthbank and left his position as manager of Stenhousemuir in January.

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