Will Robbie R stay on?

Last updated : 03 November 2009 By Fargone
From Press & Journal

Robbie Raeside's hopes of landing the Arbroath manager's job were ended by the appointment yesterday of former St Johnstone captain Jim Weir to the Gayfield hotseat.

Raeside had been caretaker since John McGlashan resigned a fortnight ago and had told the Red Lichties board he was keen to take over.

The former Raith Rovers and Peterhead player, who has been a stalwart at the heart of the Red Lichties defence over the past few seasons, also indicated that if he was not appointed he would have to consider leaving the club.

Raeside played in the 3-0 home defeat by Stenhousemuir at the weekend, having also been in charge the previous weekend when the Lichties went down 1-0 at Dumbarton.

Arbroath started the season in fine form, but have lost their last four games without scoring a goal and are now at the foot of the Second Division table