Brian has until recently been working for Coventry City as a coach and prior to that he was manager at Conference side, Nuneaton Town which followed a spell in the Phillipines as Coach/Manager of Global FC and also the under 23 International side.
He is of course best known for his successful 5 year spell as manager of Ayr United where he delivered promotion twice for the Honest Men and took them to the Quarter Final of the Scottish Cup and the Semi Final of the League Cup in 2012.
Brian said today that he was "delighted to be given the opportunity to become manager of Stranraer FC and can't wait to get started." His task of assembling a squad for the new season has already begun.
Welcome to the club Brian.
Stranraer Football club would like to extend our sincere and heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Stephen and his team for a memorable last couple of years or so and take this opportunity to wish him every success in his new venture and he moves on with our very best wishes as he furthers his career in the game.
Things have moved very quickly over the past few days and the club has already commenced the process of finding a successor so that the squad can be assembled and ready for pre-season training in a few weeks time.
Brechin City: Patrick O'Neil, Ewan McNeil, Paul McLean, Darren McCormack, Steven Jackson, Gary Fusco, Ryan Ferguson, Craig Molloy, Robert Thomson, Callum Tapping, Jamie Masson. Subs Not Used: Ollie Durojaiye, Colin Hamilton, Gerry McLauchlan, Ben Tough, Graeme Smith Substitutions: On: Alan Trouten Off: Callum Tapping (71), On: Bobby Barr, Off: Jamie Masson (71).
Stranraer: David Mitchell, Craig Pettigrew, Barry Russell, Scott Rumsby, Scott Robertson, Steven Bell, Sean Winter, Stephen Stirling, Danny Stoney, Jamie Longworth, Willie Gibson. Subs Not Used: Frank McKeown, Craig Malcolm. Substitutions: On: Jon McShane Off: Stephen Stirling (57), On: Jackson Longridge Off: Jamie Longworth (81). Scorers: Stirling 21', Gibson 43' pen, 75' pen
Referee: Craig Charleston Attendance: 538
Morton: D Gaston, S Crighton, L Kilday yellow card, M Russell yellow card, R Lamie red card (s/o 77), S McCluskey, R Forbes, M Miller (J McKee, 62), T O'Ware, P MacDonald (R Caldwell, 89), D McManus yellow card. Subs not used: J McCluskey, A Ferris, G Adam, J Scullion
Referee: Greg Aitken Attendance: 1321
Stenhousemuir: Fleming, Meechan, Summers, Lithgow, McMillan, Millar, Fotheringham, Faulds, Grehan, McMullan, Watt. Subs: Smith, Duncan, Hodge, Marenghi, Gallacher, McMenamin, Miller. Scorer: Grehan, Summers Booked: Meechan
Referee: Gavin Duncan Attendance: 552
STRANRAER: David Mitchell; Craig Pettigrew, Scott Rumsby, Frank McKeown, Jackson Longridge; Sean Winter, Grant Gallagher, Chris Aitken, Willie Gibson; Craig Malcolm (Daniel Stoney 78), Jamie Longworth SUBS NOT USED: Steven Bell, Scott Robertson, Stephen Stirling, Barry Russell, Jon McShane, Daniel Tobin (GK). YELLOW CARD: Pettigrew (42), Winter (73)
REFEREE: Mat Northcroft ATTENDANCE: 1951
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