INVERKEITHING Hillfield Swifts are looking for a new head coach after Pat Scullion tendered his resignation.

Last night, the East of Scotland League, Premier Division outfit announced that the former Pars and Cowdenbeath star, who had only taken charge in the summer, would be leaving.

The 36-year-old was appointed as the new Swifts boss after Grant Brough stepped aside at the end of last season, moving into a new role as head of senior football.

Scullion, who started his professional career with Dunfermline before representing Cowdenbeath, across three spells, Elgin City, Alloa Athletic, Clyde, Stenhousemuir, Berwick Rangers and Edinburgh City, had been playing and assisting with coaching at the Swifts when he took over.

He continued to play this term, whilst embarking on his new role, and assembled a coaching team of Mark Leslie, Graham Miller and Jamie Stephen.

Scullion also enlisted his former manager at Berwick Rangers, John Coughlin, in a supporting role, and his tenure began with five wins from six matches in all competitions.

However, after a 3-0 win over Haddington Athletic on August 20, Swifts failed to win any of their next 10 league matches, and were knocked out of the Alex Jack Cup.

Saturday's South Challenge Cup, third round defeat by Bo'ness Athletic, by a 6-3 scoreline, proved to be Scullion's last game in charge.

In a statement, the club said: "Today the club accepted manager Pat Scullion's resignation.

"We'd like to thank Pat for his time as a player, coach and manager over the past few years and wish him all the best for the future."

Scullion confirmed his decision to stand down to Press Sport, and we will have more on this story in Thursday's edition.