Harris FC have shuffled their pack in a bid to come up with a fresh deck and they look to have produced a pair of aces with their new management team.
It was confirmed at this week’s AGM that sharing the reigns at Rally Park will be Jamie McGowan and Gordon Greenhowe with the pair striving to improve on Harris’ dreadful recent results.
The duo will share all duties with both confirming neither could have taken on the role solely full-time but together they have confidence they can spark a revival in fortunes for the Hearachs.
“I’m 100 per cent convinced we can be better this season than the past two,” said McGowan.
Harris have of course been without a win in any competition for more than two years with just one league point gained in the past couple of seasons.
“Confidence is a hugely important factor,” he continued. “The boys have plenty ability and they are good players but their confidence has been shot to pieces.
“Even the most mediocre player can do things they don’t know they can do when they have confidence.”
Co-manager Greenhowe, who has been managing in the Welfare League for the past two seasons with Albion, chimed in: “Things have started encouragingly for us and we have had great numbers at our early training sessions with between 23 and 25 sometimes.
“We have had Dan Crossley and Fraser Macleod from Carloway play too in training which gives the boys a boost to see some of the best players on the island up close.”
This is McGowan’s second stint on the Harris bench and it comes hot on the heels of him helping steer the Harris-based Welfare League team – Hotel Hebrides – to the league title.
“We need to get back to basics at Harris,” he explained. “Harris need to be doing better than they have be and Gordon and I are confident we can help them do that.”