Former Teamates Meet Again

10 July 2012 02:25
The friends you make while playing can help when you move into management

Mark Roberts and Owen Coyle, who played together with Airdrieonians and Airdrie United, will get the chance to catch up when their respective sides meet for  a pre-season friendly at Ayr United’s Somerset Park. The duo are now managers with Roberts acting as host to Coyle's Bolton on Wednesday, July 18 with a 7.45pm kick off. A delighted Roberts said: "Owen and I go back a long way and teamed up twice at Airdrie so it will be fantastic to see him again as well as being a terrific game for us in the build-up to the new season." Coyle added: "It will be Bolton’s first game of their pre-season friendlies and my squad will be a full strength team, including our international players. I see the game as a real test."