UNDER-pressure Cumnock boss Paul Burns resigned on Sunday in what was only his second season in charge.

The player-boss was navigating just his second season in charge and has been working hard while balancing his job with family life.

But results have not being going the team’s way.

‘Nock lost 3-2 to Girvan in the West of Scotland Cup on Saturday after a second round exit from the Scottish Junior Cup and many people will feel they are capable of performing better.

Form has not been good in the league as the Townhead Park club are fifth bottom with just four wins from 14 after staying up last season.

Club president Kevin Orr said in a statement: “The club have accepted the resignation of our Manager Paul Burns.

“Everyone at the Club would like to thank Paul and his team for their efforts since taking over last season.

“Team affairs, in the interim, will be overseen by coach, Lachlan Miller.

“The search for a new manager has begun in earnest.”

There will be no shortage of applicants as the Cumnock job with possible names being bandied about on social media including ex-Pollok manager, Tony McInally and current Cumnock player, Ryan Caddis.

Meanwhile there’s a clash of the giants at Loch Park as Glenafton Athletic host Auchinleck Talbot in the McBookie Premiership.

Glens boss Craig McEwan said: “We had a comfortable win against Larkhall on Saturday and some changes were made. We have let ourselves down against Auchinleck in the last two games but are the last team to beat them competitively.

“The pressure is on Talbot to win as they are expected to.”

Talbot counterpart Tommy Sloan said: “We shuffled the squad for the Forth Wanderers and took a while to get going as was expected but we did well in the second half and really dominated the match.

“It’s a really big game against Glenafton who are a good side but we will go there with the usual positive attitude and look to win the game.

“I expect we might make some changes.”