Craig on Brennan Addition: “He is a fantastic young ‘keeper!”

Berwick Rangers goalkeeping coach Jonathan Craig has hailed the addition of former-Hibernian stopper Sean Brennan after the youngster signed with the club on Friday.

Jonathan, who also works with Hibernian’s academy teams, revealed: “Sean is one that I’ve been tracking since John confirmed that I’d be staying with the club.

“As soon as I knew I was staying I began talking to Hibs about his future there. No matter his future at Easter Road, I think they’d have been open to a loan deal with us, but his release has enabled us to capture him permanently.

“Having worked with him already, I know Sean is a fantastic young goalkeeper. Now both myself and John Coughlin have two young, hungry and very good goalkeepers to work with.

“That will give both of us a bit of a headache, but it isn’t one that we’re going to complain about having.”

And despite Jonathan’s relationship with Hibs enabling him to play a key part in the arrival of the young ‘keeper, who also spent time on loan with Preston Athletic during last season, Craig continued to heap the praise on Berwick’s boss for the signing.

“It’s typical of the dynamic that John has created in the squad since his arrival. We’re going to have two hungry lads, knowing fine well that whoever is behind them at that moment in time will be pushing them to their maximum.

“So I’m very excited about Sean’s arrival at the club. I think it’s looking very promising for the club this season.

“The way we finished last season was exceptional and what the gaffer is doing this Summer is bringing his own type of player, putting his stamp on the team.

“The clean sheet record was a personal source of pride. The improvement in our defensive performances really came at a vital part of the season.

“Everyone was chipping in, but for me it demonstrated a successful working relationship between the goalkeepers and the goalkeeping coaches. You can’t forget Mark Walters, who was thrown-in against Queen’s Park and kept the run going. So it’s something that made me proud, and proud of my ‘keepers as well.”

Moving back on to matters on the park this season, Jonathan finishes: “Most of the signings we’ve made add a lot of experience to the side, so it’s naturally exciting.”