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Keith unveil ex-Huntly duo Andy Roddie and Tommy Wilson as their new management team


By Craig Christie

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Roddie and Wilson have signed a two-year deal and will be in charge for the first time in an Aberdeenshire Cup clash against their former club.

.Andy Roddie (left) and Tommy Wilson (right) with then chairman George Clark after being appointed as Huntly co-managers in 2016.
.Andy Roddie (left) and Tommy Wilson (right) with then chairman George Clark after being appointed as Huntly co-managers in 2016.

The duo took Huntly from the bottom six to top six during a year in charge in 2016-17, before failing to extend their contracts.

Read more: Roddie: We go with our heads held high.

They come in to replace Dean Donaldson, who quit a month ago citing work and family commitments.

Former Aberdeen, Motherwell, Peterhead and Elgin City player Roddie said he plans to have the Maroons playing an attractive brand of football.

“After a period of working in the Middle East, I arrived back in the area keen to make a return to management with Tommy.

"When we heard about the vacancy at Keith, we had no hesitation in applying due to their loyal fanbase and renowned club history.

"We look forward to the challenges that lie ahead and providing an exciting brand of football for our supporters to watch.”

Maroons chairman Andy Troup said, “I'm absolutely over the moon we've got them on board now.

"Both Andy and Tommy join the club with fantastic experience and will help continue to build on the progress made over the last few years. I am very excited about the future ahead for the club.”

"Hopefully they can continue the fantastic work that Dean started at the club."

As luck would have it, Roddie and Wilson face up to their last Highland League employers when they take their Kynoch Park bow.

Keith and Huntly meet in the quarter-finals of the Aberdeenshire Cup a week on Saturday (November 21), and Roddie and Wilson won't be the only ones facing up to their old club.

For ex-Maroons gaffer Allan Hale is now the man in charge at Huntly and will also be bossing his team for the first time in the derby tie.

"The Huntly game is next Saturday so it's good timing getting these guys in now," Troup added.

"I've been working on this for a couple of weeks now so it's good to get it across the line before the first competitive game."



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