Doesn’t Beith’s appointment of Bryan Young as their new team manager smack of a marriage made in heaven?

Turning to the ex-Pollok and Auchinleck Talbot midfielder to offer him the reins following last week’s shock resignation of Johnny Millar is being touted as an “inspired” move by the Ayrshire club’s officials – and that’s even before he takes charge of his first game, against Clydebank this Saturday.

People might look upon his lack of managerial experience as something of a gamble but as a player, Butch’s game intelligence marked him out from his peers.

Young was in attendance as his new charges eased into the Macron Scottish Junior Cup quarter finals with a 4-0 victory over Stoneywood Parkvale.However, the 33-year-old

insisted he was there only to run the rule over his new players – and not to interfere with the outgoing coaches.

“I only accepted the job at the very tail end of last week so it was only right and proper for the outgoing backroom team of Stevie Convery, Tam Miller and Derek Rhodden to take the side and they deserve all the plaudits going,” he said.

“It was a terrific result with a lot of positives, and I cannot help but feel both honoured and excited at this opportunity to take charge of a team of Beith’s stature in the game coming to my doorstep.”