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Battle to be King: Brother bosses clash as Tynecastle takes on Newtongrange Star

Tynecastle boss Charlie King takes on Newtongrange Star director brother Chris King

Tynecastle boss Charlie faces off against his brother’s Newtongrange Star team at New Victoria Park, with Tynie looking to avenge his recent 3-1 loss to Star at Meggetland six weeks ago.

The result brought Tynecastle back to earth after a five-win rebound for the new manager when Brechin City mainstay Charlie took over in September.

“We got off to a good start winning our first five games and then the injuries and the suspensions started,” said Tynie boss King. “From day one, it’s really nice. It was great, it was really good. The club is run a little differently from the previous clubs, which made me feel good.

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“I saw the camaraderie with Chris and his players [when we played them], and they seemed to be going in the right direction, but they still took a little bit of a backlash. They will see tomorrow as a chance to relaunch this.

“At the end of the day, we have to be a little proud of ourselves knowing that we didn’t play well that day and that we have a bit of work to do to fix it.

“Chris and I have always had a good relationship together, football doesn’t stand in the way, we’re definitely never going to argue about it.”

King, who keeps himself in shape by participating in training, relishes the opportunity to work with such talented youngsters at Tynecastle, he added:

“The under 20s play a big role in the club, there are a lot of young boys involved. It’s hard because you can’t count on them every week, it’s about putting them in at the right time, giving them a chance, and then maybe taking them out for a few weeks, giving them a little before- taste and keep them hungry.

“I’m very proud that some of the young players I’ve worked with over the years, like Kyle Wilson, Owen Andrew and Kyle Sneddon, have all moved on to bigger and better things. I see that when I do my job well it gives you a great sense of pride and the guys stay in touch with you and appreciate what you have done for them.