Brora Rangers have announced that Richard Brittain has been appointed the new player-manager of the Highland League club with immediate effect.
The former Ross County skipper has been handed the role given his ‘experience in top flight football, combined with his undoubted leadership abilities [which]will be invaluable to the team as we defend our P&J Highland League title’ according to Brora.
Brittain succeeds David Kirkwood who quit the Highland League champions to ‘concentrate fully on launching his business venture’.
The 31 year old signed a three year deal with Brora following his contract expiring with the Staggies at the end of last season after playing more than 200 games for the Dingwall side.
At the time of joining Brora, Brittain said: “Brora a big club in the Highland League and it is great to be back playing alongside my team-mate from my County days in Grant Munro.
“Brora are ambitious and the thought of them again being in a race for promotion to League 2 excites me. I would have no difficulty with playing again in that league.”