CSKA Moscow scout has eye on the pies as he drops in to watch Montrose

Sergey Vladimirovich with club secretary Brian Petrie.

A Russian football scout has swapped the glamour of the Champions League for munching pies in Montrose.

CSKA Moscow’s Sergey Vladimirovich was an unlikely visitor to Links Park for Tuesday’s League 2 match against Cowdenbeath.

Club secretary Brian Petrie said the VIP guest was treated to the full “Gable Endies experience”, including his favourite half-time snack.

The talent spotter normally covers matches in the Bundesliga in Germany for CSKA, who qualified for the

knockout stages of this season’s

Champions League.

But pie-loving Sergey decided to join a crowd of 543 at Links Park during a Scottish scouting mission to watch the Old Firm derby in Glasgow.

He was also heading south of the border to take in the FA Cup tie between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal.

Brian said: “We were delighted to welcome Sergey Vladimirovich to Links Park on Tuesday as the CSKA Moscow scout was keen to take in a League 2 game.

“Having been to many other Scottish clubs over the years, he noticed Stewart Petrie’s side were top of the league and decided to experience first-hand the Gable Endies experience.

“Although he normally covers the German Bundesliga, Sergey enjoys his Scottish trips as he always loves the pies. We gave him access to our

WJ Lounge at half-time so he could enjoy a complimentary cup of tea and a local pie.”