Outgoing Glenafton manager Ryan Stevenson has thanked the club, players and his staff for his time at the club.

The former Hearts and Ayr United player resigned from his position at Loch Park earlier this week, after joining in March 2022.

The Glens were quick to appoint a replacement, with Stevenson's assistant, Mark Roberts, stepping up to be the new man in charge.

Glenafton released a statement on behalf of Ryan Stevenson, as he passed on his thanks for his time in New Cumnock.

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He said: "Now the dust has settled, I’d just like to say a massive thank you to Glenafton FC for giving me my first opportunity in management.

"It’s been a great experience and one I’ve enjoyed so much.

"I felt now was the right time to step aside, take time and see what’s next for myself.

"I want to thank all the board members for their support and help.

"I’d like to thank my players who have been amazing for me and a pleasure to work with they really have made it so enjoyable for me and I love each and every one of them."

He added: "I’d also like to thank one of my best mates, a guy who’s been there with me for the last 20 years in my life, Marko, for all his help and advice at times when I’ve needed it.

"I’m delighted the club have given him the opportunity to take the club forward and I have no doubt they will go on and have a great season.

"Thank you for all the messages over the weekend from all you who have reached out.

"I’m look forward to continuing on with my coaching badges and hopefully be back in the game soon.

"Thanks again, Glens."

The new manager's first match comes this weekend in a Scottish Cup match at home against Darvel on Saturday, September 2.