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Colin Slater crosses Clydesdale divide to take reins at Lanark United

Slater and his team are looking forward to the challenge. Photo courtesy of  Billy Quigley

Former Carluke Rovers manager Colin Slater has been named as the new boss of Lanark United after the club removed Paul Burns from the helm.

The Yowes decided to make changes to their backroom team with Burns being moved on alongside Sean McKenna and Liam Edward, ending their six-month spell in charge.

Slater is no stranger to Clydesdale football and left the Rovers last October after six years in the dugout.

Slater has brought Craig Martin with him to Moor Park as well as Cameron McNeish, who had been in charge of the Rovers earlier this term before leaving to take up a coaching role at Motherwell’s youth setup.

Slater led Lanark to a 1-1 draw against his former employers last weekend with United currently occupying eighth place in the Central District Second Division.

Meanwhile Carluke have named Derek Wilson and David Menelaws as their new management team on a short-term caretaker basis.