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Comings & Goings

PostedNovember 26, 2017

We are now pleased to be able to confirm some changes made by Gary Bollan as he puts his coaching team together. Firstly, we are delighted to welcome Mark Fotheringham as the club’s new player/assistant manager. Midfield man Mark (34) brings a wealth of experience to Central Park. Mark began his senior career with Celtic and was Celtic’s youngest ever player when he made his debut. His playing career in Scotland encompassed spells with Dundee, Dundee United, Livingston and Ross County. Mark has also played much farther afield most notably when he captained Norwich City. He has also represented Fulham and Notts County plus played in Cyprus, Germany and Switzerland. After leaving Livingston in May 2016, Mark spent last season as assistant coach of German side Karlsruher SC. Returning to Scotland he is looking forward to furthering his coaching career at Central Park and also pulling on his boots once again.

We also warmly welcome new First Team Coach Ian Flaherty. Ian has already assisted Gary Bollan in various scouting and coaching roles at Airdrie, Livingston and Forfar. His playing experience includes spells in Portugal and in the Highland League plus the juniors in Scotland where he played for Scone Thistle and Carnoustie Panmure. Ian was also assistant manager at both of those clubs as well as at Tayport. He was also the manager at Carnoustie for a number of years.

Change is of course more or less a constant in football nowadays and leaving Central Park are assistant manager John Ovenstone and goalkeeping Jim Moffat. Both were brought in by Billy Brown a few months back and we are indebted to them for all their dedication and hard work on behalf of Cowdenbeath FC. John kindly also took charge in the interim period after Billy departed and he will always be a welcome visitor back here at Central Park. It was also a pleasure to have a local lad in Jim Moffat working with us as part of the backroom staff. And Jim was indeed enjoying being back home at Central Park. We wish Jim (and John) all the very best for the future.

Craig Watson who was fulfilling the role of fitness coach/sports scientist has also stepped down from his first team duties but remains part of our community coaching team. Our grateful thanks go to Craig for all his efforts and enthusiasm whilst working with the 1st team squad.

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