Terry Eviston has resigned as assistant manager of Shamrock Rovers.

His decision follows the club's decision to place manager Roddy Collins on what they today called a "short leave of absence".

Former 'keeper Alan O'Neill takes over as a special advisor in a temporary capacity ahead of tomorrow night's eircom League Premier Division match against UCD at Belfield Park.

The Hoops play the first leg of their eircom League relegation play-off against either Dublin City or Cobh Ramblers next Tuesday, with the second leg to follow tomorrow week.