Biggar Rugby’s Gavin Blackburn expects great season

New coach...Gavin Blackburn at Biggar Rugby Club.
New coach...Gavin Blackburn at Biggar Rugby Club.
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BIGGAR Rugby’s new head coach Gavin Blackburn is confident his side can challenge for promotion over the next couple of seasons.

Former Dunfermline and Kilmarnock gaffer Gavin was officially unveiled as the Hartree Mill boss last week and met all the players on Tuesday evening.

And despite a disappointing campaign last time around, Gavin, who won the RBS National Shield with the Fifers before just missing out on promotion with Killie, believes that the Biggar blend of youth and experience will see them challenging in the near future.

He said: “I really enjoyed coming to Biggar as a player so I was delighted to be given the chance to coach here.

“This season is all about getting a firm footing in the National League and trying to get into the top half.”

For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.