Former Hearts and Inverness boss John Robertson was happy to help the club out in training last week and might have sparked a few comments when he was on the sidelines to assist David Niven and Paul Kaczan, who assumed temporary charge of the side.
But chairman Graham Tatters made it clear that Robertson was not a candidate for the vacant post. He said: “John has made it clear he has other commitments and should not be considered, but he was delighted to help us out.
“He was taking training for a spell at Clachnacuddin and I gave him a ring and asked if he would help by taking our training on Thursday - he is a quality coach and is practically on our doorstep.
“He gave us lots of advice about where the club should be going and what we should be doing and we are grateful for that.”
The game itself was a massive disappointment for City after they had fought back from two goals down only to be undone by a stunning 30-yard free kick.
That defeat leaves Elgin rooted in ninth place - but skipper Niven insists that there is still time for the side to fight back: “We are still only nine points from the play-off positions and there has never been a lack of belief in the changing room.
“We have always thought we have one of the best squads in this league and if we could cut out the mistakes it would be a very different story. We played well on Saturday and were the better side for the majority of the game but we lost two bad goals.”