Berwick return to Ladbrokes League Two action tomorrow with a trip to The Reigart Stadium, Cliftonhill to take on John Brogan’s Albion Rovers side. The game on is Saturday 1st September at 3pm.
This is the first league meeting between the sides for a few years and is a result of The Wee Rovers demotion from League One, having finished bottom in 2017/18.
Both sides will be desperate for the points and sit 8th and last in the table currently. The home side will be looking for their first league goal of the season at the fifth attempt and Berwick will be looking for their first goal since an opening day win against Stirling Albion.
The game was preceded by a thrilling clash between the two reserve sides this week, with Albion Rovers triumphing 3-4 in the opening reserve league fixture.
Captain Robert Wilson returns from suspension. Sean Murphy is on holiday and will miss the match.
Manager Robbie Horn has commented that training has gone well this week and the squad will be looking to take that into the game at the weekend. Horn told the club website that “he was expecting a tough game at Cliftonhill as Albion are searching for their first win and will be up for it. It will be interesting to see how the pitch is but first and foremost we must be up to the battle and then earn the right to go and play”. Manager Horn has also advised that attempts to bring players in on loan and on permanent deals are ongoing at present. With the transfer window for League One and Two now extended until the end of September the club are waiting for Premier and Championship clubs to finalise their squads so that the transfer effect can work through the system.
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John Brogan will have recent signing Sean Fagan in the squad and available. Fagan was last at Alloa Athletic and plays in midfield. Youngsters Jack Stewart, Jack Keary and Reece Geddes have also all joined the senior squad.
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Admission for the game is £13. Concessions are priced at £7 and under 16s at £2. There is no segregation for this match but visiting supporters will be directed to the East end of the stand. Parking is available adjacent to the stadium.
Disabled fans can access the ground via East Stewart street, cars can be parked next to the disabled viewing area – we ask that anyone wishing to use this access point contacts the club in advance.
Steven Kirkland is the referee for this one. Ivan Stankovic and Gary Hanvidge will be on the lines.
We wish all supporters a safe journey to the game and hope that you return to Berwick with the three points. Come on the ‘Gers!