Elgin City manager Jim Weir will come up against a former mentor when Montrose make the trip to Borough Briggs this afternoon under newly-appointed Paul Hegarty.
Former Aberdeen and Dundee United manager Hegarty will take charge of the Gable Endies for the first time today after replacing George Shields in midweek.
Weir sought advice from Hegarty when he started out as a manager with Montrose in 2007 and believes the Angus outfit will be boosted by the 60-year-old’s appointment when the two sides meet in League 2 today.
Weir said: “Paul is a terrific person. I have consulted him in the past, he’s given me a lot of information when managing previous clubs. He has a wealth of experience and has gone out of his way to try and help me.
“I worked with his son, Chris, who played when I was manager at Montrose.
“I’m delighted he’s back in management but, unfortunately, it’s come a week too early for us.
“Montrose will be buoyed by the new management team coming in as players tend to raise their game when that happens.”
Elgin’s five-match unbeaten run came to an end last week with a 1-0 defeat by bottom-placed East Stirling.
Weir is determined for the eighth-placed Moray outfit to return to winning ways this afternoon.
He added: “The great thing about football is we’ve got the chance to put last week’s disappointment behind us. It’s an opportunity to put it right.
“It doesn’t matter who we play. The expectation changed after recent results and we approached last week’s game in a different position as favourites.
“There was not a lot wrong with last week’s performance but we are focused on what’s ahead. We’ve got a lot of home games in the next few weeks.”
Elgin have a full squad to pick from tomorrow and are boosted by the news goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw has extended his loan deal from Raith Rovers by a further two months.