Hugh McCann's spell in charge commenced in April 1995 and lasted almost exactly two years, but for almost the entire time we were in the bottom half of the league table.

Previously appointed manager at Alloa Athletic at the end of the 1989/90 season, he moved on from there after three years to become Assistant Manager to Sandy Clark at Hearts, but lost his job when Clark was sacked in June 1994.

McCann's first full season in charge, 1995/96,  saw us win, draw and lose twelve games in the league, and the lack of consistency can be summed up with the fact that only twice did we win more than one game in a row.

The highlight of the 95/96 season was easily our Scottish Cup win at second division Queen of the South by four goals to two, although in the league we did have the pleasure of gubbing Albion Rovers 4-1 and 5-1 at Hampden in the space of six weeks.

1996/97 was little different from the previous season, with the team only winning twice in a row a couple of times. However, we did beat Ross County in the league cup to play Aberdeen at Hampden, and in the Scottish Cup beat Gala Fairydean before going out to East Fife at Hampden.

Queen's won 4-1 at Cowdenbeath and followed that up with a 4-0 gubbing of Forfar at Hampden in March, with Danny Ferry scoring after nine seconds. However, the next four games brought four defeats, and on the First of April 1997 McCann was sacked. 

After he left Hampden , McCann served as assistant to John Brownlie at East Stirling, before taking over as manager at Firs Park in January 1998 following Brownlie's departure, a position he held for just shy of two years.

Following this McCann returned to Alloa Athletic and became involved in their youth set-up until leaving his post there in May 2012.

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