Applications for the post of first-team manager have now closed and a sift has been undertaken.

The successful sift candidates have been contacted and discussions are ongoing to arrange interviews. All those unsuccessful have also been contacted to thank them for their interest and to wish them every success in the future.

In the meantime, the Club Board are delighted that Darren Barr, supported by Mark Stewart and Peter MacDonald, have agreed to remain in interim charge to prepare the squad for next weekend’s Scottish Cup second-round tie versus Queen’s Park.