Montrose will do it all over again with Kelty

Montrose will do it all over again with Kelty Hearts this Saturday after the two couldn’t be separated during last weekend’s Scottish Cup third round tie.

Tuesday, 30th November 2021, 11:53am
Montrose will do it all over again with Kelty
Ross Campbell with vice chairman David Laing (left) and chief exec, Peter Stuart

Montrose and the kingdom League Two leaders now know they’ll host Premiership side St Johnstone in the fourth round of the national competition.

But there’s plenty of work to do between now and then and Stewart Petrie’s side will aim to make the most of home advantage in Saturday’s replay after the two played out a 0-0 draw at Central Park on Saturday.

The club will go into the replay having further cemented affairs off the park.

Assistant manager Ross Campbell has agreed a two-year contract extension, keeping the management duo at Links Park together until at least the summer of 2025.

The news comes hard on the heels of manager Stewart Petrie’s decision to commit his future to the club.

On taking the reins back in 2016, Petrie turned to then senior player Campbell to make the leap into management as his second in command.

Five years on they have orchestrated the most successful period in the club's 143 year history, delivering five consecutive top four finishes across two divisions, including only the club's second league title and first ever appearance in a Championship play off semi-final.

Club chairman John Crawford said, "We are delighted that Ross has agreed to extend his contract. As manager, Stewart’s name naturally makes the headlines, but within the club, we are all acutely aware of the importance and significant role that Ross plays in our ongoing success. They are completely different characters, but with complimentary skills, which together with their extensive experience of the game has made them a formidable force.”

Campbell added: “I have a strong affinity for the club, having spent the last seven years here and wish to thank everyone involved in making this time so successful.

"This contract extension was about joining the ambition of the board with what Stewart and I want to achieve, so I wish to record my ongoing thanks for the support they have shown.

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