Berwick Rangers have struggled with injuries of late, with player-boss Colin Cameron making three loan signings in the past week alone.
The latest problems come to Ross Drummond, Darren Lavery and Billy Bald, who join Stephen Tulloch and Cameron himself on the sidelines.
But despite an already busy schedule, club therapist Steven Shaw was more than happy to lend a hand upon hearing Berwick Bandits were seeking help.
The tapes will rise upon the Bandits’ season this Saturday (28th March) as they host Newcastle Diamonds, shortly after the ‘Gers host 2nd placed Queen’s Park on the Shielfield turf.
However, the Bandits backroom team were growing concerned that they may be forced into opening their season without new Slovenian signing Matic Voldrih, who suffered a heavy knock to the shoulder during a testimonial meeting on Friday night in Edinburgh.
Whilst Voldrih did manage to ride at the Bandits’ Saturday practice following constant treatment of the shoulder, it looked unlikely that the Slovene would make the opener.
However, the quick thinking of club secretary and Bandits co-promoter Dennis McCleary saw the rider head south to visit Shaw, who is based in Sunderland.
Shaw’s therapy went down a treat, and with Matic reporting a vast improvement, it seems as though he can now look foward to making both his Berwick and British speedway debut this Saturday.
For those looking for a double-Shielfield fix this weekend, tapes are up at 19:00pm, with admission prices as follows:
- Adult – £15
- Senior Citizen – £11
- Under 16’s – £5
- Under 16’s (With adult) – FREE
Berwick Rangers Football Club would like to formally wish Berwick Bandits all the best for their 2015 campaign.