Brennan: “I’m here to play!”

Goalkeeper Sean Brennan has admitted that he has joined the ‘Gers with the intention of winning the first spot on the ‘Gers teamsheet from fellow stopper Kevin Walker.

“My biggest personal target is to get into the starting eleven and to then stay there. Coming to the club I know that Kevin (Walker) is the established number one.

“I know it won’t be easy – I’m well aware of how well Kevin did at the end of last season and I’m aware that he isn’t going to give it up easily.

“But I’ll make it clear, I’m here to play, I’m not here to sit on the bench. I think I’ll provide very good competition for Kevin. I’m also sure I’ll learn from Kevin, he’s a more experienced ‘keeper at this level.

“I want to help the team achieve something this season. I want to work my way back up the leagues and promotion would be a perfect step towards it.

“There’s a great bunch of boys at Berwick. The club’s form at the end of last season suggested that if Berwick had enjoyed a good start, they’d have pushed for promotion, and that’s something I hope we can do this year.”

‘Gers goalkeeping coach Jonathan Craig revealed last week that he was keen to see Berwick snap up the youngster having worked with him previously in Hibernian’s academy, and Brennan revealed that he was looking forward to working with Craig, who this week completed his UEFA B License, once more.

“Jonathan played a massive part in me joining the club. The same day I found out I wasn’t going to be with Hibs, he was on the phone. Being wanted was a huge plus for me.

“Having worked with him before, we both know what to expect of each other. A big reason for me joining was my desire to work with him again. I also had a chat with the gaffer, and everything sounded very positive – it was something that I was keen to be a part of this season.”

Brennan, who already knows the likes of Robert Wilson, Euan Bauld and Barry Hogg in addition to numerous youth team players, also declared his belief that the past two seasons in particular have prepared him for his first campaign in senior football.

“I finished the 14/15 campaign with Preston Athletic. That provided a learning curve. The standard may not have been up to the level of League Two, but the physicality of it has set me up for playing with men.

You learn to use your body in the right way. Even though I was only there for four months I felt it was a good experience and it prepared me for last season.

“And I feel my performances last season with the Under 20’s have put me on a decent platform to make the jump.  I played the majority of games against plenty of first-team players from both Premiership and Championship level.

“I think that’ll put me in good stead for this season. I’ll be coming up against a lot of guys who are trying to work their way back up the ladder, so it’ll be a similar experience and I think I’m more than ready for this challenge. “

Both Sean’s home and away kit sponsorship packages are still available to purchase from the club’s new online store, priced at £80 per kit. To sponsor Sean, click here.