New Glenafton Athletic manager Mick McCann says he is raring to get going at the club ahead of their West of Scotland Football League debut next season.

The club have been searching for a manager since October last year when Craig McEwan resigned over the committee’s decision to pull out of the WoSFL this season.

They took their time but have found their man in former player McCann, who has signed a one-year rolling contract at Loch Park.

Speaking to the Chronicle, McCann said: “It has not really sunk in yet to be honest.

“But management was something I was wanting to get into and I’m looking forward to it. I was still playing up until the recent lockdown with St Cadoc’s and really enjoying it.

“However, this opportunity has come along, and I felt it was too good to refuse.

“Glens are a massive club, everyone knows them and I’d been there five years previously so I know the club and they know me.”

In that five years the striker scored 58 goals in 160 appearances and was part of the infamous treble winning side of the 2016/17 season.

McCann says he learned a lot from the treble winning management team back then that he now hopes to take into the job himself.

“I was a player coach at the Glens the season we won the treble, so I got an insight into things on the coaching side then.

“I obviously learned a lot working with Craig Potts and Craig McEwan.

“I still have a lot to learn as it is a new experience, but it is one of those careers where you can learn on the job and hopefully you don’t make too many mistakes on the way.”

It will be a while until McCann gets to test his managements skills, however,. as he waits for an announcement on when the 2021/22 season will begin.

Despite it seeming a long way off, McCann says plans are in place already regarding signings for next season.

He said: “I’ve built up a list and got an idea of who I am looking at, thinking about the style of player I want to have and what players would fit in.”