Caithness stand-off Marc Anderson feels the appointment of Ewen Boyd as head coach can provide the Greens with the stability they need to climb the National 3 table.
Boyd, who has previously been involved in the Millbank youth setup, was this week confirmed as the permanent successor to George Sutherland who was dismissed last month, with Mike Flavell assisting him.
Anderson is a former team-mate of Boyd, and he feels the incoming head coach can help the Thurso outfit move off the bottom of the table.
Anderson said: “It’s quite hard going trying to do things ourselves – I’ve been doing what I could to help. Moving forward we still have a lot of games left this year, so with a good coach in place hopefully we can turn it around.
“I played with Ewen when he was still playing, that’s when we first crossed paths together.
“He was a junior coach for a lot of years, so I have known him for a lot of years.
“He knows all the boys, and everything about the club.”
Caithness are in home action tomorrow when they take on 10th-placed Perthshire who are just five points ahead of the Greens, and Anderson is determined to make up ground on their rivals.
He added: “It is a massive opportunity for us. Things have been going well in training, we just need to convert it on to the field.
“It has been a positive week with Ewen in charge. All the guys are positive.
“I wouldn’t say I’ve seen a lot of teams I’ve thought have been outstanding. In our league, anyone can beat anyone on their day. There are plenty games left that we can pick up results in.”
Anderson has recently returned to the fold after missing the early part of the campaign with a broken ankle, and he added: “This will be my third game back this weekend.
“I broke my ankle in the last week of pre-season, which was tough. It wasn’t nice standing watching, that’s for sure.”