Sat, Jan

Marvin Andrews vs East Fife

FORMER Rangers defender Marvin Andrews has parted company with Elgin City.

Manager Jim Weir revealed the 101-times capped Trinidad and Tobago international has been released from his contract.

Andrews (39) joined Elgin in August as a favour to previous boss Barry Wilson, and inspired them to two home wins during a three-match trial period before penning a deal until the end of the season.

However, Wilson’s departure from the Elgin hotseat and the arrival of Weir late in November has brought the experienced defender’s time in Moray to a premature end.

The Moray side, who ended a 12-game league run without victory with a 3-2 success at Montrose on Saturday, have brought in teenage St Johnstone loan duo Ally Gilchrist and Craig Thomson.

Weir revealed Andrews' departure from City after a spell lasting 17 games.

"Marvin came in as part of an agreement with Barry and was totally honest with us about that," he said. "I work a different way and it just meant that for me to improve things I was going to find it difficult working with the situation the way it was.

"Both parties agreed to part company in an amicable fashion, so I’m delighted with that."

City’s run without a league win, which saw them gain just 5 league points from a possible 36 and plunge to the bottom of the league, was ended by a solid display in Angus.

A Dennis Wyness strike and an own goal gave Elgin a two-goal cushion at the break, though they should have been further ahead. Montrose pulled one back and threatened to level before sub Craig Gunn struck late on, with a second home goal in stoppage time failing to deny City a long awaited success.