Cowdenbeath host managerless Berwick Rangers this afternoon with Blue Brazil boss Billy Brown bemused that the Borderers have parted company with John Coughlin so soon.
“I feel for John as we are only 3 games into the new season,” he said.
“If he was good enough to start the season as their manager then he is good enough to get more than three games.
“Jim Jefferies and I were at Berwick at the start of our managerial careers and we took them on an unbeaten run of 22 games.
“All that did was lift them from the bottom of Scottish football to second bottom so as a club they have been a lot worse off. I am surprised by the decision.”
The Central Park boss added: “It is difficult to get players to join Cowdenbeath because of the level we play at and because of our location but our location is better than Berwick’s.”
Brown is unsure how Berwick will react to events.
He said: “This is a difficult game to call as we do not know how their players will respond. When managers leave there is usually a positive reaction so we have to be on our guard.
“This league is so tight that any side can win on the day. It is all about who turns up and we have to hope that it is Cowdenbeath. We are doing OK but there is more to come from us.”
Fraser Mullen is expected to shake off a knock, however Jack Whittaker, Josh Morris and Cameron Muirhead all remain sidelined.