SCOTT McHARG may not have Frank Sinatra's voice - but the Petershill coach has certainly done it his way.And, just like Ol' Blue Eyes, regrets are few, too few to mention.

Controversy has occasionally dogged the 35-year-old's rollercoaster career which has enjoyed highs and lows in the Junior and Senior ranks.

But Scott is entitled to pick over the bones of a few incidents and wonder if a cool head should have ruled a fiery heart.

He was one of a clutch of Juniors snapped up by the former Lochburn Park management duo of Ronnie McDonald and Alan Maitland when they took over Clyde in 1998.

But the Seniors dream began to turn sour in the aftermath of Clyde's memorable 4-0 Scottish Cup win over Raith Rovers.

During the build-up, Stark's Park gaffer Jimmy Nicholl's witheringly derided the Bully Wee as "a bunch of Juniors".

That putdown had the Broad-wood players fired up and none more so than Scott.

When Brian Carrigan netted the fourth goal against a team containing Marvin Andrews and Guido van de Kamp, Scott's celebration saw him running to the Raith dug-out and letting rip at Nicholl.

Today Scott winces at the memory. He said: "Maybe it was the foolishness of youth, but I acted stupidly in telling Nicholl what I thought of him.

"He had played in World Cups as well as for Rangers and Manchester United, yet here he was getting a dressing down from someone with barely a few months in Senior football under his belt. It was not one of my prouder moments in football."

His actions incurred the wrath of McDonald and Maitland and weeks later relations sunk to a new low following a midweek reserve game up at Forfar.

Scott missed a free header in front of goal and lashed the ball away in anger at the final whistle. But it proceeded to bounce on to the terracing before hitting an elderly spectator.

Scott said: "I apologised but, by the Monday, everything had been blown out of proportion to the extent that you'd have thought I deliberately tried to hit the fan, so it was inevitable to then be put on the open to transfer list."

Partick Thistle boss Tommy Bryce was keen on bringing him to Firhill but before any contract offer was tabled, John Lambie had assumed the manager's chair and he turned his back on Scott in favour of "experience".

Disillusioned, he returned to Blantyre Vics where 10 goals in 12 matches caught the eye of Dumbarton boss Jimmy Brown.

But an injury-hit seven-month stint there ended with Rab Sneddon persuading him to drop back down to Shotts Bon Accord.

He said: "I was part of the side to reach the Scottish Cup semis only to lose a penalty shoot-out against Johnstone Burgh.

"It was a sickener and when Rab left at the end of that season I went back to Blantyre."

There followed spells at Johnstone Burgh and Hurlford United before Scott was snapped up by Petershill management team Stevie Easton and Brian Wright, initially to fill a striker's jersey until an old knee injury left him working in a player-coach capacity.

The Scottish Gas engineer is now relishing his job as a go-between for the players and management. He said: "That's two years now and I love it, but it will never replace the buzz of playing.

"There are plus points, not least having time to spend with my sons Lewis(7) and Craig (2), as well as my wife Esther.

"But football remains a big part of my life. A lot of pundits have forecast doom and gloom for Peasy this season. But we have retained a solid core of last year's team so people may live to regret writing us off." TOMORROW'S FIXTURES

(Kick-offs 2pm unless stated) Stagecoach Super Premier: Arthurlie v Auchinleck, Kilbirnie v V of Clyde, Lanark v Petershill, Pollok v Bellshill, Rob Roy v Largs.

Stagecoach Super First: Annbank v Renfrew, Ashfield v Glenafton, Clydebank v Whitletts, Cumnock v E Kilbride, Girvan v Neilston, Kilsyth v Dalry, Maybole v Glencairn.

Stagecoach Central First: Larkhall v Blantyre Vics, Cumbernauld v Cambuslang, Port Glasgow v Maryhill, Shotts v St Anthony's, Perthshire v Thorniewood, Dunipace v Vale of Leven.

Stagecoach Central District Second: Benburb v Greenock, Forth v Royal Albert, St Roch's v Yoker, Johnstone Burgh v Newmains, Carluke v Shettleston.

Stagecoach Ayrshire District: Ardeer v Kello, Kilwinning v Craigmark, Muirkirk v Saltcoats, Hurlford v Darvel, Troon v Lugar.