Brown Ferguson takes charge at Stenhousemuir until end of the season

Brown Ferguson will lead Stenhousemuir through their 13 remaining league matches. Picture: Alan Murray

Brown Ferguson will lead Stenhousemuir through their 13 remaining league matches. Picture: Alan Murray

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Former Warriors midfielder Brown Ferguson has been appointed caretaker manager at Ochilview until the end of the season.

The 33-year-old was Scott Booth’s assistant until the exit of the former Scotland striker last weekend.

Ferguson now has 13 matches to steer the League One club away from the relegation play-off places starting with a trip to Dunfermline Athletic on February 14.

Stenhousemuir currently lie eighth, two points above Ayr United who have the benefit of a game in hand.

Ferguson will be assisted by coaches Colin McMenamin, who will step up to first team after working with the under-20s, and senior player Stewart Greacen, who is currently injured.

“Our immediate focus is to work with the players and improve their standard of performance,” Ferguson, who played 64 times for the Warriors before retiring from playing in May 2014, told Heraldsport.

“We have 13 games to get ourselves back to a level that we want to be.”

Ferguson said he was “surprised” by Booth’s dismissal and would not be drawn on whether he wants the job full-time.

“It is too early to say, there is a lot going on at the club just now,” he said.

Stenhousemuir have a free Saturday this week as their match with Stranraer was postponed due to the latter’s Scottish Cup home tie with Dundee United.

Meanwhile, Warriors fans are urged to attend a specially convened meeting on Monday.

The club’s future and current financial predicament will be on the agenda and fans will be asked for their views on the way forward.

Stenhousemuir directors will provide information on finances and potential restructuring as well as taking questions from the floor.

The meeting takes place at 7.30 p.m. in the Ochilview viewing gallery.