Forrest fired

Steve Forrest has been sacked from his post as manager of Selkirk FC following ‘off the field’ issues which included shambolic training sessions.

Gala Fairydean vs Selkirk FC at Netherdale. Selkirk FC manager Steve Forrest.
Gala Fairydean vs Selkirk FC at Netherdale. Selkirk FC manager Steve Forrest.

And former Hibs and Scotland striker Garry O’Connor could be next in line for the post.

Forrest, who is currently on holiday in Majorca, was fired by the Lowland League club on Wednesday morning. Selkirk chairman Ross Anderson said: “There were a number of things that weren’t getting addressed properly and the players were starting to complain.

“One of the main issues was training organisation. They were turning up and stuff wasn’t in place for the sessions.

“Things came to a head on Tuesday night when there wasn’t even anyone there to take the training. This may have been down to mis communication or a variety of other reasons but ultimately the buck has to stop with the manager.

“We need to have a professional approach.”

A former Hutchison Vale Under 21s coach Forrest took over at Selkirk in October 2013 when the team were at the bottom of the newly formed Scottish Lowland League, they currently sit in seventh in the Lowland League with games in hand.

In the meantime O’Connor will take charge of the squad, a situation that Anderson would like to see become more permanent.

“There has been quite a lot of interest shown regarding the vacant position already including some from Garry,” he said.

“It’s testament to the high profile of the club that this is the case and we hope to make a decision in the very near future.”

Selkirk play Gretna 2008 at Yarrow Park on Saturday.