Kerrigan's new Mariners boss

FOLLOWING the departure of Greig Denham to Stenhousemuir FC, Camelon Juniors have confirmed that his assistant, Steve Kerrigan, will succeed him as manager.

Denham, who will be reserve team coach at Ochilview, leaves Carmuirs Park after just one season in charge.

During that time, he took Camelon to second place in the East Superleague and led the Mariners to the final of the South League Cup.

Of his return to his former club, Denham, who also played for Falkirk and Motherwell, told Heraldsport: "My year at Camelon was a great experience but the opportunity to get back into the senior game was too good to turn down.

"I leave with fond memories and am delighted that Steve will take over. He's a great guy and I wish him and Camelon all the best."

Meanwhile, Kerrigan (pictured above) is relishing the challenge that lies ahead.

"It's a nice feeling when a club this size wants you as manager and I can assure you I had no hesitation in accepting the post," he said.

The former Ayr striker went on: "The chance to be manager in my own right may have come quicker than I expected.

"However, I know the standard that is required at Camelon and it is my intention to see it is not only maintained but improved upon."

Kerrigan's appointment could also signal the return to Carmuirs Park of Martin Mooney as assistant manager.

Although currently on holiday, Mooney, who left with Allan McGonigal last year for an ill-fated spell at Berwick Rangers, has spoken with Kerrigan and it is understood he is enthusiastic at the prospect.