|Come in, number two...|
Events have moved quickly at Dumbarton, following the resignation of Jim Chapman as first team manager, and his move into a post aimed at further developing youth and community initiatives. Allan McManus has joined Alan Adamson, who is now in the managerial role, as a player-coach. The experienced Derek Ferguson has also come on board as assistant manager - though other commitments mean that he will not be on the bench for the game against East Fife today.
Derek signed for Rangers as a midfielder the day after his 16th birthday, and later played for Dundee, Hearts, Sunderland and Falkirk, among others, as well as winning two Scotland caps. His recent experiences on the bench haven't been easy. Nor will his strong 'Gers connections be universally popular. But Sons fans will still be hoping that he can add another chapter to his autobiography, Big Brother... one that documents Dumbarton's dramatic turnaround in the 2010/11 season.
The new team on the DFC bench certainly deserves our support and encouragement this afternoon, and in the coming weeks.