Mackay out for a minimum of 6 months.

Following a scan on an injury picked up in Saturday’s home win over Albion Rovers, Berwick Rangers’ young player of the year Callum Mackay will miss a minimum of 6 months of action due to a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Mackay, who picked up young player of the year at Saturday’s end-of-season awards, will miss the first few months of his recently signed two-year extension with the Dream Team.

Mackay finds himself facing a challenging recovery and rehabilitation period, in a similar vein to midfielder Kane O’Connor who suffered the same injury in our pre-season fixtures vs Sunderland in July 2023. The Dream Team have now carried three ACL injuries in as many seasons, with Steven Anderson’s stay at Shielfield being marred by the very same issue.

The close season comes at the right time to give Mackay and others time and space to begin their recovery. Goalkeeper Calum Antell recently had surgery on his wrist and is working towards being ready for next season. Next week, midfielder Alex Harris is having surgery on an ankle injury that kept him out of action over the last few months. Lastly, Jordan Sinclair, whilst avoiding surgery, is facing a at least a 4 month period of rehabilitation on the serious groin injury picked up away at East Kilbride on 13th April.

BRFC wish everyone well in their respective recoveries. We can’t wait to see you back at Shielfield.