We can this evening announce that assistant manager Martin Hardie has left the club.

Martin has been at Stirling Albion since October 2018 and goes with our thanks for his efforts at Forthbank. We wish him all the very best for the future.

Manager Kevin Rutkiewicz said: “Personally, this was a very difficult decision and I would like to put on record my thanks to Martin for the work he has done since we came in.

“There are many factors involved in how the club and I arrived at this decision but I would like to put any fear that it’s part of financial cut-backs to bed.

“I plan to go with a slightly different structure in the future and will use the current break to explore every possibility before making any further announcements.”