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MANAGER: Thrown himself into it already

Dave Timmins is in the building

24 July 2023

Experienced keeper coach Dave Timmins was in for his first day of training in his new role today, and manager Paul Simpson confirmed that the newest addition to his backroom staff will be wasting no time at all in setting the goalkeeping standards across all age groups, and not just at the senior level.

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“It’s good that he’s in the building now,” the gaffer said. “I have to thank Simon [Smith] for the work he’s done, he’s been brilliant with the keepers so far.

“I just thought it was important to get our own permanent coach here for the long term. Dave has thrown himself into it already and he has a number of things planned over the day with the first-team keepers, and with the academy, to talk about the young lads in there.

“He’ll be very good for this football club and I’m really pleased that he’s agreed to join us.”

“Again, I have to thank Ayr United for the way they’ve handled it as well,” he added. “He had a three-month notice period, but they’ve been very good there.

“They’ve found a replacement and they’ve allowed Dave to come down here earlier. I’m looking forward to getting him started now and to working with him once again.”

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