Former goalkeeping coach Steven Ellison has resumed his role as goalkeeping coach with the ‘Gers after leaving almost five years ago.
Ellison, 44, had a playing career spanning well over fifteen years, and in fact left a few Berwick fans miffed back in 1995, when he’d score the winning penalty in a Scottish Cup replay which saw his Meadowbank Thistle side progress to the 4th Round – a lucrative tie against Celtic.
Steve had spells with Stenhousemuir, Alloa Athletic & Bonnyrigg Rose amongst others such as current Lowland League table-toppers Edinburgh City, and had been part of the coaching team under now-director Jimmy Crease before leaving in 2010.
After leaving Berwick, Steve rejoined Bonnyrigg where he’d take the role of player-coach. In another Scottish Cup clash, this time with Brechin City, an injury to number one Michael Burgess sustained mid-match allowed another opportunity for Steve to make himself the hero, but it wasn’t to be with City running out convincing 6-0 winners and going on to face St. Mirren in the next round.
Steve will now be looking to instill his vast experience into stoppers Billy Bald and Michael Andrews, and with a cup replay against Spartans and the opportunity to take on Hibernian in the Quarter-Finals, who better to have on-hand than a man who has been there and done it himself!