Gaffney returns to St Mirren

Talented young midfielder Andrew Gaffney has left Berwick Rangers and returned to his parent club St Mirren following the expiry of the loan agreement made between the two clubs in October.

The 19 year-old made seven starts and two substitute appearances for the Wee ‘Gers, including a run of five consecutive starts in December, from the away trip to Cumbernauld Colts through to the home match against Gala Fairydean Rovers. His one goal for Thomas Scobbie’s side came against Cumbernauld, as Gaffney reacted quickest to Jackson Mylchreest’s header across the six-yard box to give his side a first-half lead at Broadwood.

Andrew returns to St Mirren having gained valuable experience in senior football, and demonstrated his impressive talent and understanding of the game in his brief time with us. We thank St Mirren for allowing the loan deal to take place, and wish Andrew the very best for what we are sure will be a bright future in football.

With Andrew Gaffney departing the club, Berwick have four remaining loanees on the books – the St Johnstone quartet of Bayley Klimionek, Joe Ellison, Scott Bright and Jackson Mylchreest. This leaves one potential space for a new loan player (with a maximum of five loanees allowed per team), and Berwick manager Thomas Scobbie will be looking at the loan market in the next few weeks to top up the quality and depth of his squad following the completion of Andrew’s spell.