Little pleased with striker’s debut

Berwick failed to take anything from a home game with East Kilbride on Saturday, but manager Ian Little found consolation in the performance of his new striker as he debuted in Black and Gold.

Little said: “I think it was clear for all to see what Calum can offer us. He showed some real creative link-up play and gave us an attacking focus, a target when going forward.

“He’s definitely a threat in front of goal, too.

“I’m confident he’ll prove a good addition to the team and also help out our younger players.”

Despite the positive performance of his new striker, it wasn’t enough for the ‘Gers who went down conceded either side of half-time to lose the game 2-0.

On the performance, Ian shared: “I thought our performance in the first-half was actually really good. We managed to stop them coming forward and held a good shape, making it difficult for them to break us down.

“We also created some good chances, with Calum’s probably the best of the lot.

“We felt we had the ball in the opposition box plenty with a lot of threat from out wide and some more direct play, but unfortunately our decision-making wasn’t great and we couldn’t quite find that final pass.

“To lose the first goal the way we did was a disappointing. I felt we didn’t show enough desire to collect the 2nd ball, and personally I thought the decision to award the free-kick against Lewis Barr in the first place was very soft.

“That changed things going into the second-half but we felt a goal would definitely give us the opportunity to go on and try to collect three points. Unfortunately we couldn’t get the goal and ended up losing out to a counter attack which I think we should have dealt with far better.

“Overall I think it was a decent performance but I was a little disappointed with our efforts in the final twenty minutes as I’d hoped we’d put a bit more pressure on their goal.”

Last weekend Kevin Waugh found himself sidelined with a hamstring injury and during yesterday’s game, Berwick were hit with another injury.

Little explained: “Unfortunately Lewis Barr picked up a nasty gash down his shin.

“We’ll have to assess him during the week and see how his recovery is getting on before we know if he’ll be available for our trip to BSC Glasgow.”