NEW Rosyth boss Greig Denham believes it is an exciting time to join the club and wants results on the pitch to reflect off-field positivity.

Last week, the East of Scotland League, First Division, outfit announced that the former Motherwell and Falkirk defender had been appointed to take over from co-managers Russell Craig and Dean Ogg in the dugout.

Denham, who has been joined by his assistant, former Clydebank and Ayr United striker Steve Kerrigan, began his tenure in fine style as his team defeated Glenrothes 5-0.

The 45-year-old has enjoyed success in management, guiding Camelon to second place in junior football's East Region Super League, as well as a League Cup final, and Glenafton Athletic, who he and Kerrigan took from second-bottom in their division to second-top, missing out on promotion narrowly.

Speaking to Press Sport ahead of his first game in charge, Denham explained: "I had a link with the club living locally.

"I knew Davie Ogg (chairman), obviously his son, Dean, was in charge of the team, and I know his brother, Dale, as well. My son, Jack, then signed for them last season, there were a few events that made me relate to the club.

"It came to light that Dean and Russ were going to be driving more things off the park. I spoke to them, heard the intentions with moving grounds and stuff like that, and I'd seen the squad. I think the league position is a false position, to be honest.

"From what I've seen in training, the standard is higher than the league position suggests. I'd seen a few games where, although the results weren't there, the application, the enthusiasm and attitude certainly was.

"It's a progressive club and, certainly, I don't think we're a million miles away from starting to pick up results.

"It wasn't a decision that was taken lightly. Myself and my assistant, Steve Kerrigan, have obviously been at clubs before together. We golf regularly, and it wasn't really on our agenda to specifically pick up on a particular club at any given time. It was just a situation that presented itself and, after consideration, and speaking to a couple of the committee and hearing what they had to say about their plans for the club, it soon became apparent that it was an exciting time to be at Rosyth, and try and drive the club in the right direction.

"We just need that optimism now to filter through to results on the pitch. Yes, things are very positive off the pitch, but my main concern is what's happening on the pitch at this moment in time."

Denham's most recent coaching position was at Glenafton, 11 years ago, but Kerrigan, described as a "coup" for Rosyth, has gone on to boss at Arthurlie and Bo'ness United, as well as coaching at Linlithgow Rose.

"I think Kegs is a real coup for the club, without massaging his ego too much!" Denham continued.

"With our joint experiences, both playing and coaching, I think we've certainly got more than enough, and we've got enough belief about ourselves.

"We're hoping to filter that down into the players to give them that bit of belief, improve the standard, and hopefully we can recruit well when the time's right as well, and we can get the right bodies in to further improve the squad.

"Our aim is to raise the standards. I'm sure through the next few weeks we'll be looking to identify who's going to come with us on the journey with the squad and, as with every new manager, some players might come in, some might go.

"It's a clean slate with everyone at the moment. The next few games should hopefully give us an opportunity to assess the squad and we'll hopefully start to progress and pick up results because the bottom line is that the club needs results.

"We fought hard to get into this division this season, and we should be intending to stay, if not progress further, with the plans that are happening off the park, and also at committee level, which is encouraging."