FORMER Celtic star Mark Wilson has been given the top job at League Two's Brechin City.

The defender, who used to be on the books at Dundee United, has taken the reins at Glebe Park after Barry Smith was let go by the club.

Wilson racked up 98 appearances at Celtic Park between 2006 and 2012.

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The part-time club have suffered two disastrous seasons in a row, first being relegated from the Championship without winning a single game before going down again after finishing rock-bottom of League One.

The Angus club have won just one of their five league games this season and are currently sittting in ninth place in Scotland's lowest division.

Wilson has some experience of management and was given his first coaching role at Airdrionians, guiding the club to a third-place finish in League One in his only previous experience in the dugout.

“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to manage Brechin City and can’t wait to meet the players and get started," Wilson said.

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“We have a squad of players mixed with youth and experience that I believe can improve on the position we currently sit in after five games of the season.

“Myself and my backroom staff look forward to the challenge and hope we can deliver a successful period for the club.”