Mariners boss in for quarter

Camelon Juniors v Newtongrange'Pic by Alan Murray  30-11-13'Camelon manager Danny Smith
Camelon Juniors v Newtongrange'Pic by Alan Murray 30-11-13'Camelon manager Danny Smith

Danny Smith will be in the Carmuirs Park dugout for the last time on Saturday.

The Camelon boss will take over at Linlithgow Rose on Sunday - after the Scottish Cup quarter final with Whittlets Victoria -in a move which has angered Camelon bosses.

Linlithgow made the appointment announcement via their club Facebook account on Monday night, but Camelon officials were unaware of the move on Tuesday.

Camelon secretary Robert McTaggart only found out about Smith’s appointment after he was phoned on holiday in Spain by his stepson who read about it on social media.

He told Heraldsport “Linlithgow did not approach me or anyone else connected with Camelon to my knowledge with regard to Danny.

“That is disappointing and disrespectful towards Camelon as was posting it on Facebook before officially informing the club of the appointment. Nevertheless Danny has done a great job and I hope he leaves on a winning note.”

Smith said: “I am a loyal person, I just don’t jump ship for personal gain. Everyone who knows me knows of my affection for the Rose and that it was an opportunity that may never arise again. It was a no-brainer! It’s the only job I would have left Camelon for.

“I should be jumping through hoops but I still have a major game to play with Camelon.”