Fans' favourite returns to Burgh
BACK IN THE FOLD: David Brolly in action during his playing days for the Burgh
Former striker joins the club's backroom team
DAVID Brolly has re-joined Johnstone Burgh after leaving the club 12 months ago.
The former striker will join the Burgh management team after the departures of Raymond Fallon and Billy Peacock.
Having played in the side which gained promotion into division one two seasons ago, Brolly is hoping to pass on his experience to the squad as they prepare for another crack at top spot in division two.
He told Gazette Sport: "George asked if I could help out with coaching alongside Billy and Eddie.
"It is something I have always wanted to get into after I stopped playing football.
"To have that opportunity at Johnstone Burgh, after playing for the club for 14 years was a no-brainer.
"I like to help out as much as I can and hopefully bring fresh ideas into the club and on the training side of things.
"Hopefully I can also pass on advice to the younger players in the squad.
"The club has a place in my heart and hopefully I can help get us out of the second division into the higher leagues."
Assistant manager Eddie McKim has insisted the addition of Brolly will help the club and inspire the younger players at Keanie Park.
He added: "He brings good experience to the dressing room.
"Davie has played here, at Irvine Meadow, Largs and Arthurlie so there will be things he will have picked-up from different managers and coaches. He will do things we haven't seen before and it freshens up training.
"When young boys come in and they look about the park and at pictures, they see him up there. Some ask others about players and they tell them he was a very good player."
This article appeared in The Gazette 11 Jul 12