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Graeme Beveridge joins after four seasons with Elgin City

Berwick Rangers are delighted to confirm the addition of former Elgin City player Graeme Beveridge, who has agreed terms on a one year deal.

After spending time in the youth systems of Raith Rovers, Livingston and Hibernian, the Edinburgh based utilility man’s impressive form during a loan spell at Musselburgh Athletic saw him earn a chance in senior football with Elgin, where he has spent the past four seasons establishing himself as a regular for the Black and Whites – accumulating an impressive total of 111 appearances for the Borough Briggs side.

However, Beveridge fell out of favour in the second half of the 2014/2015 campaign following the arrival of Jim Weir as manager. With the midfielder keen to avoid resting on his laurels, he’d agree terms on another loan deal to Musselburgh Athletic, where he’d go on to replicate his success by helping his new side to reach the Scottish Junior Cup Final – though Mussy would go down 2-1 to Auchinleck Talbot.

Beveridge explained: “I enjoyed my time with Elgin, but when the new boss (Jim Weir) arrived he requested I attend training twice a week in Inverness and Elgin.

“As I’m based in Edinburgh, that was near impossible for me when taking into consideration my work. I was happy to go out and pick up some more game time with Musselburgh – it was a move that probably suited both parties.

Expanding on how his move to the Dream Team came about, Beverige continued: “Colin (Cameron) got in touch over the Summer, and offered me the chance to come in and do some pre-season training with the lads.

“Luckily I’ve done enough to convince him to offer me a deal, and it’s one I’m delighted to sign. Berwick appear to be building something a bit different. The lads are here for the right reasons.

“My personal aims for the season are simply to play as many matches as possible and to help the team have a successful season. That seems to be a common theme.”

The versatile midfielder finishes by clearing up his position,  confirming: “My preferred position is central midfield, but I’m comfortable at full back or out wide. To be honest, I’m not fussy as long as I’m playing – I’ll give 100% wherever I play.”

The club would like to exend a warm welcome to Graeme, who may feature this evening against Dunfermline Athletic in a friendly which kicks off at 7:45pm, with admission set at £6 Adults & £3 Concessions.