Colin Spence is promising Irvine Meadow supporters a bright new era of exciting, attacking football - inspired by the most successful manager in modern day Junior football.

The new Medda co-boss today lifted the lid on his and James Latta's vision for the club following their appointment to the hot-seat last night.

In his first interview since taking the reins, Spence reveals how they:

• Plan to rip up the playing style forged under predecessor Brian McGinty.

• Are working hard to bring in fresh faces as soon as possible.

• Will use Auchinleck Talbot manager Tommy Sloan as their managerial inspiration.

• Are fast-tracking plans to hang up their boots.

Here, in his own words, Spence lays out the blueprint the duo, and coach David Gillies, hope will keep Meadow on a course back to the very top of Junior football.

Enforcing a new playing style

Fans can look forward to a more attacking style of football

"We've 10 league games left to play and we'll be trying to impose a different style of football on the players.

"The boys have been used to sitting in and trying to break on teams. That worked for Brian but we have our own ideas.

"We want more guys in the forward areas, wide guys who can excite the fans and two strikers up top.

"For now that'll mean taking players out of their comfort zones. We want to test the guys.

"It'll be about seeing who can adapt to that and who can't.

"The boys will need help and the wheels are in motion with regard to bringing some fresh blood in.

"We've earmarked positions and have players in mind. The good thing for us is that the foundations are already really good.

"It's just about sprinkling that little bit of stardust on the top.

"I think that's what we've maybe been lacking as a team. Someone who can produce that little bit of magic that can be the difference between winning and losing.

"What we have to get right though, is the character of the players we bring in. It has to be spot on.

"Everyone will get a chance to impress in the upcoming games. We'll see boys who haven't had as much game time get an opportunity.

"We want to put our own stamp on the team. If we lose games, but lose them doing things the right way, hopefully the supporters will understand."

Management style

Auchinleck Talbot manager Tommy Sloan

"Myself, James and David all spent so many years at Auchinleck Talbot and for us, Tucker (Tommy Sloan) is the master. We'll go back to that.

"Tucker had his teams very fit. We feel we need to be a bit fitter so there'll maybe be a bit more hard work at training.

"We'll definitely nick a few things off him but put our own stamp on it with a more modern approach.

"We'll make mistakes but I think we'll bounce off each other as well as being a good support for each other.

"We were asked about what might happen if we fall out with each other. We've had plenty of arguments over the years and been fine so it won't be a problem.

"I'm really looking forward to the man-management side the game. It'll be a new experience having 18 other boys to worry about rather than just myself.

"I'm lucky enough to have a lot of good friends in the game and good people I can pick up the phone to.

"Brian McGinty has told me to ring him anytime I need advice. I had a good chat with him before we took the job and he said a few things that really helped make up my mind to go for it. If he hadn't planted a few seeds I might not have thrown my hat into the ring."

Making the transition from playing to management

Spence has no plans to pull on a blue shirt again

"It was never my intention to go into management to be honest - I had planned to retire from playing in the summer and that was it.

"The whole thing came out the blue. From the moment we stepped in as caretaker managers the whole thing just snowballed.

"We took the team on Saturday and then had a good chat with the Meadow chairman Robert Jeffrey and Brian Lamb (General Manager)  on Sunday. Once it was clear the support was there it was a no-brainer.

"To land a top job like this - at one of the biggest clubs in Junior football - at 36-years-old is not lost on me.

"People might question our experience but why not us?

"All our experience is in the Premier League. We wouldn't have been suited to a lower league job because we don't know the lower leagues.

"A lot of hard work has been put in to getting the club back where it belongs and we want to continue that.

"From my point of view, I'll be retiring from playing with immediate effect.

"There's no point me playing when someone else can. When I was sent off on Saturday the boys showed they don't need me.

"James might need to keep playing for the time being but ideally we both want to just concentrate on managing.

"We might stay registered as players but it would be on a last-resort basis"