Dan Purves pens new two-year deal

The club is pleased to confirm that Dan Purves is the latest player to commit his future to the ‘Gers after the exciting forward agreed terms on a new two-year deal.

Purves graduated from the club’s development team at the end of the 2018/19 season before going on to impress in his first full season as a senior, scooping the Raymond Hogg Young Player of the Year, Supporters Club Player of the Year and Borders Branch of Supporters Player of the Year awards in Summer 2020.

Last season, the youngster was asked to adapt his game and would demonstrate his versatility while often featuring in a more central role up top, continuing to show his ability and chipping in with a few goals.

Though cut short, the season also provided Dan the opportunity to play alongside his brother Jo, who has recently signed a pre-contract agreement with Dunbar Utd and will leave the club this summer. Winger Liall Smith will also depart to join Newtongrange Star.

Dan, who is sponsored by Ronan and Katie Atkinson as well as their daughter Callie, will now be looking to nail down a more regular spot in Ian Little’s starting XI and fulfil his undoubted potential.

All at the club look forward to welcoming Dan back to Shielfield Park, where he will feature alongside Dougie Horne, Andy McNeil, Craig Reid, David Ferguson, Jack Cook, John Ward, Kieran Somerville, Jordan Sinclair, Lewis Barr, Jack Wright, Grant Nelson, Ciaran Heeps, Scott-Taylor MacKenzie, Sean Stewart and Lewis Allan.

There are now just 39 days remaining until the start of Berwick’s pre-season when fans should get their first chance to watch the Dream Team in since a Community Day back in February 2019. The opposition on the night (Friday 25th June) will be Heart of Midlothian, in a match which will kick-off at 7pm. Hospitality bookings for the fixture can be made by contacting Craig Forsyth on craig@berwickrangers.com and will cost £30 per head.

You can also help the boost the club’s budget as Ian Little looks to put the finishing touches to his squad for the new campaign by getting involved in the club’s Transfer Draw. Tickets cost £6, with 50% of sales going directly into the transfer budget and 50% going towards the jackpot, won this month by supporter Gavin Marshall. The next draw takes place Friday 11th June, and you can grab a ticket here.