Queen of the South have appointed former Dundee United caretaker boss Laurie Ellis assistant manager.
The 39-year-old was previously assistant manager at Raith Rovers, following spells playing with Kirkcaldy, St Mirren, Cowdenbeath and Stirling Albion.
Fans will hope that Ellis’ presence in the dressing will help turn around a disastrous run of form that has seen the side lose their last seven matches.
Queen of the South are seventh in the Scottish Championship.
Ellis will join the side for a closed door friendly against Hearts on Saturday.