Clydebank FC has announced that Stevie McLaren has resigned from his position as chairman of the club due to personal reasons.

The lifelong supporter has been involved in running the club since the rebirth of the Bankies in the Juniors, firstly on the club board and then on the combined board.

His main role has been commercial director, where he has successfully brought in much needed funds over the years.

McLaren, who took on the role of chairman last August, said: “There are a lot of things I have done here and I feel proud for the team and myself as well. Everything I have done it’s been for the love of the team and to help the team.

“Staying up (last year) was a proud achievement and we won the sectional league cup and that was a proud day for me too.

“It’s with a heavy heart I go, but I feel as though I’m doing it at the right time and there are a lot of good guys left on the committee.”

Vice chair Grace McGibbon will take over as chair until the AGM, which has not been scheduled yet, but usually takes place in July.

She said that Stevie will be greatly missed, but that the door will always be open if he wishes to return in some capacity.

McGibbon commented: “His departure is a big thing for the club. He just felt it was coming near to the end of the season and was the right time to step back. He has been a stalwart in the club since day one.

“He is totally Clydebank through and through. The door is open if he decides to return in a role in future which is suitable for him. That was unanimous from the board.”