The club can confirm that Manager John Robertson has been given compassionate leave following a family bereavement. 

Speaking earlier today, club CEO Scot Gardiner said: “John has done extraordinary work behind the scenes under the most difficult circumstances, particularly following the serious illness which struck down his Assistant Manager Scott Kellacher at the turn of the year.”

“While Scott continues to make good progress away from the club, John has now suffered a bereavement in the saddest of circumstances. We believe that given those circumstances that it is best he takes some time away from the club to gather his strength. John is our friend and colleague, and he is an exceptional coach.”

“The Chairman, the Board of Directors, the players and staff, are all looking forward to his return but in the mean-time, all of our thoughts are with him and the rest of his family.”