Munro grateful to todd lumsden

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Andy Munro is loving life under new gaffer Dick Campbell, but says he’s eternally grateful to predecessor Todd Lumsden for giving him a shot in senior football.

Munro starred for Sauchie Juniors on loan from Raith Rovers before the Kirkcaldy side released him, with the Edinburgh-born defender heading to Musselburgh Athletic after that and helping the side to the Scottish Junior Cup final.

Lumsden opted to sign the commanding centre half last summer and while Andy believes Campbell and his management team have brought a massive lift to the club, he added that he’ll never forget what Todd and assistant Steven Hislop did for him.

He said: “Dick’s a massive character.

“The gaffer, Ian and John are good guys to have around the club. They have given us a lift, new ideas and new faces.

“It’s obviously sad to see Todd leave because he’s given me my first chance in senior football, so I’ll be forever grateful to him and Steven Hislop for giving me the opportunity.

“You can’t dwell on Todd leaving and the new gaffer coming in though, we have to be professional.”

Munro was a star performer in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over East Stirling and the dominating centre half praised the team’s ability to provide goals from all over the park.

He went close to getting on the scoresheet himself when his bullet header was dealt with well by Barnard in the Shire goal.

And Andy suggested that a tactical change under Campbell will prove fruitful for the team in the coming weeks.

He said: “It’s a good win. We’ve got goals from all over the park which is the main thing.

“First half was edgy, even when we went 1-0 up it was tough and they had a few good chances. We were always looking for the second goal, we knew scoring the second goal would kill the game. It broke their spirit a bit and we got on top of them.

“I thought the defence was brilliant, even with Jordan coming inside to centre half when he did. It was good especially with Ricky Little still to come back in.

“We were used to playing with one midfielder in front of the back four, sitting deeper and playing on the counter but he wants us to play on the front foot. The keeper’s up as high as possible and we’re playing in the other team’s final third. I think we’ll pick up a lot of points like that.”