Little: “We’re working hard to strengthen the team”

Berwick boss Ian Little is hopeful of adding to his squad before the end of January as he targets a strong finish to the club’s first Lowland League campaign.

Midway through the month, the only transfer activity at Shielfield Park has seen striker Daryl Healy and centre-back Ricky Miller both leave for Lowland League rivals East Kilbride, while Gary Windram’s return from East of Scotland side Coldstream FC has provided an extra option in attack.

The departure of Healy and Miller, the former being the club’s top goalscorer in the league this season with five, has been the subject of some criticism. Little completely understands why that is the case, but believes the club were left with little choice.

“Both players had spoken to their new club regarding a contract for next season and decided they didn’t want to be here any longer so when that became apparent, the decision was taken to accept fees for the players,” said the manager.

“It’s not necessarily good for the rest of the squad if you have players who don’t want to be at the club and this situation is just one of the things that happens in football.”

With the duo gone, Little is now focusing on making some additions to his squad.

“Obviously there are changes going on at Board level in the club right now but, with just over two weeks to go until the window closes, we’re working hard to strengthen the team to ensure we can have a strong finish to the season, which we hope will start with a victory at Gretna on Saturday.”