Former Raith Rovers midfielder Davie Kirkwood is adamant his sole focus is on guiding Brora Rangers into the SPFL – despite being linked with the managerial vacancy at Stark’s Park but
Kirkwood has guided the Sutherland outfit to consecutive Highland League titles, claiming the 2014-15 crown without losing a match, with his side scoring 121 goals in the process.
Those achievements ensure Kirkwood, who spent six years with Raith and played a part in their run to 1994 League Cup success, has been placed firmly among the candidates to become Grant Murray’s successor.
But Kirkwood insists he has no intention of applying for the post and remains determined to create history with his Highland League side by making it the first to win promotion to Scottish League football through the pyramid play-offs.
The 47-year-old said: “I am totally focused on Brora and making sure we do ourselves justice against Edinburgh City in the playoffs this weekend. I’m having no distractions. This is the play-offs, this is our cup final.
“I’d like to manage in the SPFL, but I could be doing that with Brora next season. I have been here for two-and-a-half years and it has been a fantastic journey and it is one I hope to continue.
“I certainly don’t see why I would be in consideration for the Raith job because I’ve not applied for it or shown any interest in the position.”