ROSYTH have confirmed that their interim management team will remain in charge this weekend as they begin the process of identifying their next permanent boss.

First team coach Graeme Nutt, and club captain, Garry Leighton, were tasked with taking the team for the game with Vale of Leithen following Greig Denham's decision to stand down.

Denham, and his assistant, Graeme Meldrum, resigned from their roles after last Tuesday's 6-0 drubbing at Heriot-Watt University in an East of Scotland League, First Division encounter, which came swiftly on the back of a 4-0 loss at home to St Andrews United in the South Challenge Cup.

Nutt and Leighton oversaw a 6-0 win over the bottom side, and will lead them once more for this weekend's trip to Livingston United in the Alex Jack Cup, second round.

Rosyth then welcome Newtongrange Star to the Fleet Grounds on Tuesday, before visiting Oakley United for a West Fife derby four days later, but whether a new management team will be in place for either of those games remains to be seen.

Club chairman, Russell Craig, says the club are in no hurry to fill the vacant position, and has been impressed by the quality of applications they have received so far.

"In relation to a new manager, we've had a number of applicants, but a number of strong candidates, which both myself and Dean (Ogg, vice chairman) are really excited about," he said.

"We're not going to rush into anything. As a football club it's, in my opinion, a tremendous opportunity to take on an established East of Scotland club, coupled with the fact we've started to build (their new ground at Pitreavie), so they're going to have a brand new facility.

"It could be a very, very exciting opportunity for anyone, or the successful candidate.

"We were conscious that we didn't want to rush into anything. I'm very, very happy with the applicants thus far, so watch this space.

"It'll still be Graeme, it'll still be Gaz on Saturday, and then we've got Newtongrange in the league the following Tuesday.

"Testament to them as well because we did say would you like it on a long-term basis, but they've both got very young families. I did say that to them, that I've got experience, and it is a hard job. They said not just now, and certainly Gaz has still got a bit of football in his legs as well.

"We're quietly confident with the applicants thus far."