Elgin City manager Gavin Price has set his sights on emulating Montrose’s promotion-winning feat after extending his contract at Borough Briggs for the next two years.
Former City assistant Price stepped up to the manager’s role last October, succeeding Jim Weir who left to join League 1 side Forfar Athletic.
Although Elgin missed out on the promotion play-offs, ending the campaign in sixth-place, Price has set his sights on making a stronger push in his first season in charge of the Black and Whites.
Price said: “I was very happy to commit – it’s a great club to work for.
“Now it’s not a stop-gap I feel I can put my energy into getting a squad together that can do well.
“The primary aim is to push for promotion out of the division. It’s a hard ask, but we have got to look to take big inspiration from what Montrose have done.
“The position I am now in is to try and identify players to bring in to hopefully improve us further.”
Price had previous managerial experience in the junior ranks with Perth-based sides Kinnoull and Jeanfield Swifts, but the former St Johnstone and Brechin City forward has relished the step up to SPFL level.
The 43-year-old added: “I have enjoyed it, and the players are good to work for. The transition has not been too difficult – it has been quite straightforward.
“The principles of being a manager are the much the same as when I managed before. I appreciate Jim giving me the opportunity to get in back at this level, and it has given me some good experience in getting to know the players in this league.