Dumbarton FC part company with manager Aitken

credit to Martyn Jenkins .jpg

Picture of Dumbarton stadium. Photo credit to Martyn Jenkins.

Dumbarton FC have parted company with manager Stephen Aitken following a run of just two wins in nine Scottish League One matches.

The 42-year-old leaves the club ninth in the league table and 13 points behind league leaders Arbroath.

A club statement read: “We are only too aware of the injuries which at times have severely impacted the playing squad this season. That was one of a range of considerations taken into account by the board in reaching a difficult decision.

“However, after careful and ongoing discussion, it was felt that a change at this stage, at the end of the first quarter of the season, can help bring about longer term revived fortunes on the pitch as Dumbarton FC strives to move forward.”

In his two year tenure, Aitken kept the club in the Scottish Championship twice and took the side to the Irn Bru Challenge Cup final last season, but was relegated from the Championship via the play-offs last season.

The club is already looking for a replacement manager, aiming to have someone appointed for their away trip to Arbroath on Saturday 20th October.

 

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