LEGENDARY Irvine Meadow player Jimmy Noble is not ruling out an interest in the manager's job.

Caretaker boss Noble, brought in four weeks ago as a coach with Ross Wilson, who was sacked last week, will be in charge in the dugout for the first time as Meadow head to the Clyde Gateway Stadium to face Rutherglen Glencairn in the Super First Division.

Noble, who spent a decade at Meadow as a player said: "All I know is I'm in charge at the moment. I have previous coaching experience at Annbank United and Whitletts Vics. I enjoyed being with the club but we had good and bad times, suffering relegation but winning the Super First Division twice."

Asked if he would be interested in the job long term Irvine man Noble said: "Nothing has been spoken about. I am happy to help out which I'm doing at the moment. There has been a bit of turmoil at the club and everyone knows that. But it's just about settling the squad down and getting focused for Saturday, making sure the players are in the right frame of mind, I haven't thought about anything else."

Noble is impressed with how the players have pulled together since Wilson left and said: "The players' response, especially in the last coup;e of training sessions has been great. We have a good squad.

"We want to turn things round, do the hard work on the training ground and turn up on a Saturday aiming to win games of football. Irvine Meadow means everything to me and I want to seem them do better. The performances at times have not been good enough but going forward I still think this is a good enough squad, capable of going up a league. We will only focus on Saturday and aim to win the game."

The players held a successful clear-the-air meeting last Wednesday.

Chairman Robert Jeffrey said: "The players said they were 100 per cent behind the club and caretaker boss Jimmy Noble. Some players were unhappy about not being picked."

Former boss Wilson meanwhile has been fined £50 following an altercation between himself, the referee and linesman in his last game at Cambuslang.

Striker Aaron Connolly, meanwhile has been ruled out for 18 months with cruciate ligament damage after being injured in the Cambuslang game.

Irvine Vics boss Stevie Wilson, meanwhile expects a tough test at home to Ardeer Thistle.

He said: "Teams up their game at Victoria Park and we will have to match Ardeer. But we are looking to take three points."

Paul Young (broken toe) is set to miss out but everyone else should be available.