East Stirlingshire Preview

After a disappointing season Berwick head into their penultimate away game of the season under no real pressure to secure the result for the first time in 2015 – but nevertheless will be looking to finish a league campaign in which moments of joy have been few and far between on a high.

Berwick team news:

Berwick could be without midfielder Paul Willis for the first time this season with the freescoring winger perhaps feeling the effects of playing forty-two times this season. A late fitness test will concentrate on the hamstring of Willis, who will no doubt be looking to add to an already impressive tally.

Club therapist Steven Shaw will be a busy man prior to the match as he also tests the fitness of Devon Jacobs, who picked up an ankle knock during a tackle in last weekend’s 0-0 draw with Clyde, the defender perhaps lucky to escape further injury in the challenge.

Two players who definitely won’t feature are Steven Notman and Ross Drummond, who remain out of training with injury.

East Stirlingshire team news:

East Stirlingshire boss Craig Tully has the benefit of a fully fit squad heading into tomorrow’s tie, and he knows they’ll have to be at their best if they’re to do something they’re yet to do this season – win against the ‘Gers.

On The Shire’s run-in, Tully declared:

“We have three games left and the aim should be to try and win them all,” said Craig.

“Whatever our chances of being in the play-offs now are,  that should make no difference to our desire to win matches,” he said. “We wanted to get as close to the play-offs as we could. That was my aim in pre-season and we need to try to stick to that.

“If we don’t then we’ll find ourselves going backwards pretty quickly because there is almost nothing between us and the team in ninth. To end up there after the final game would be really disappointing after the kind of season we have had.”

Match admission:

Adults – £12

Concessions – £5

Under 12’s – £1 (When accompanied by an adult)

Match officials:

Alan Newlands will take charge of tomorrow’s tie, assisted by Marc McLean & Chris McTiernan.