- Published: Saturday, 27 November 2021 17:30
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Montrose FC Assistant Manager Ross Campbell has agreed a 2 year contract extension, keeping the successful management duo at Links Park together until at least the summer of 2025
The news comes hard on the heels of Manager Stewart Petrie’s decision to commit his future to the Club and is yet another great bit of business by the Gable Endies Board.
On taking the reins of Club 42 back in 2016, Petrie immediately turned to then senior player Campbell, to make the leap into management as his second in command.
With both experiencing their respective management roles for the first time, the duo could never have dreamt that 5 years on, they would have orchestrated the most successful period in the Club's 143 year history, delivering five consecutive top 4 finishes across two divisions, including only the Club's second league title and first ever appearance in a Championship play off semi-final.
Club Chairman John Crawford said, "We are delighted that Ross has agreed to extend his contract.
As Manager, Stewart’s name naturally makes the headlines, but within the Club, we are all acutely aware of the importance and significant role that Ross plays in our ongoing success. They are completely different characters, but with complimentary skills, which together with their extensive experience of the game has made them a formidable force.”
Ross added, “I have a strong affinity for the Club, having spent the last seven years here and wish to thank everyone involved in making this time so successful. This contract extension was about joining the ambition of the Board with what Stewart and I want to achieve, so I wish to record my ongoing thanks for the support they have shown. Onwards!”
Our photo shows Ross with Vice Chairman, David Laing (left) and Chief Exec, Peter Stuart.
Ross Thomson caught up with Supporters Club Chairman, Graham Christieson on Thursday night to discuss all things MO, before pulling out our latest BIG winners.
Stewart Petrie has been voted Scottish League One Manager of the Month, presented by Glen's Vodka, for October, his sixth such award in his 5 years at Links Park.
Two wins and two draws saw Petrie‘s side end the month unbeaten and in third place, just a single point off top spot.
The month began with a tough away trip to newcomers, and league favourites Queens Park, with a Lewis Milne second half equaliser sharing the spoils.
A goal fest followed, with first a trip to Broadwood where Clyde were knocked for 5 without reply, before the only home fixture of the month saw another 4 put past East Fife, with only a Mercer strike two minutes from time spoiling back to back clean sheets.
The second clean sheet did come in the last game of the month, up at Peterhead, but the Mighty Mo had sadly left all their shooting boots at home.
Incredibly, in amongst this full on league schedule, the month also saw the Gable Endies go toe to toe with Championship side Greenock Morton in the SPFL Trust Trophy Third Round, eventually losing out on penalties after a goalless draw at Links Park.
Petrie said, “I am very grateful and delighted to receive this award. The boys had a busy October and to end the month unbeaten, having scored 10, conceded only 2 and taken 8 points was very pleasing all round. As a group, they have set very high standards and the consistency they are delivering right now is a real credit to them all.”
With an ever increasing mantlepiece, Petrie will have to find space for his trophy amongst his previous monthly awards for December 2020, December 2019, October 2019, December 2018, November 2017 and has a Manager of the Year Award for 2017/18
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