THE Peebles Rovers management baton has been handed back to former boss Allan McDonald.

Saturday's 6-0 defeat to Edinburgh United led to the shock resignation of Ryan Bisset.

The 24-year-old former MLS coach became the youngest manager in East of Scotland football when he took over from the departing McDonald in April.

Despite bringing in several new players during the summer, Rovers have recorded only one win in the campaign and currently sit second bottom of the table.

The offer of returning to Whitestone Park was made to McDonald on Sunday.

And the former Vale of Leithen coach accepted on Wednesday.

Allan told us: "I have a massive affiliation with Peebles Rovers and I don't want to see them struggling.

"As soon as I was offered the job I knew I wanted to take it - I just had to run it past my wife and also talk to a few players who I think we need.

"I had been down watching the game on Saturday and nobody had any inclination that Ryan was intending to resign.

"It will take a few weeks but we need to get some stability again, pick up points and start climbing away from the foot of the table."

McDonald will be officially appointed as manager on Monday.

The club's current assistant manager, Lee Zavaroni, will take charge for this weekend's trip to runaway leaders Tynecastle.

Allan added: "Lee and senior player Colin Smith are both staying on to provide assistance and I hope to be able to announce a few new players shortly as well."