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Callum Milne and Stevie Grubb are the new joint coaches at domestic Grand Slam winners Grange.

David Knipe stepped down during the summer after winning the league, Scottish Cup and play-off titles.

Milne, head of hockey at Loreto School in Musselburgh, has played for Grange for six years and has coached the club’s indoor side.

He has also been head coach of Grange’s successful junior team while Grubb has been Grange’s second team coach for two successful seasons.

Martin Shepherdson, Grange’s team manager, said: “They are two very talented and enthusiastic coaches stepping-up from within the club.

“We retain a strong squad, but will be re-building following the retirement from the first team of stalwarts Cammy Fraser, Frank Ryan, Todd Mills and Greg Hopkinson. Dylan Bean (pictured) has returned to Australia and youngsters Ritchie McCluskey and Ralph Wiessen have moved on to university.”

Scotland goalkeeper David Forrester is, however, joining the club after a spell in France and Grange have recruited Australian import Josh Mcrae, who is a forward.

Will Shepherdson’s return from university will bolster the team and the team manager said: “We also expect our talented juniors such as Jamie Croll, Cameron Ede and Joel Davenport to be pushing for places in the squad.

“We expect to be very competitive in the league and cup and also aim to prove competitive in the European Hockey League (EHL) in October, although the EHL comes very early in the season for our new squad.”