Match Preview: Berwick Rangers v East Stirlingshire – SPFL Ladbrokes League Two

Berwick hope to host East Stirlingshire tomorrow afternoon in what should be the ‘Gers first home league action in almost two months. For an update on the pitch ahead of the clash, click here.

Berwick Rangers Team News:

Dwayne Coultress will be available after picking up a knock last week

Dwayne Coultress will be available after picking up a knock last week

There are some positives from the enforced lay-off caused by last week’s postponement in that it has allowed additional time for both Kevin Walker & Dwayne Coultress to recover from knocks, the pair available for tomorrow’s battle.

Calum Helm won’t feature but is progressing well, whilst Euan Bauld remains sidelied through a long-term back issue.

Both Steven Notman & Jonny Fairbairn will miss out through suspension, whilst Ewan McNeil is a doubt after picking up a knee injury during Thursday’s training session.

East Stirlingshire Team News:

The Shire have bolstered their ranks ahead of what is undoubtedly an important game for both sides, with former Clyde defender Ross Fisher hoping to add a solidity to Craig Tully’s side. Fisher had featured as a trialist for the away side in recent weeks and clearly did enough to earn a permanent deal.

The match will also see a familiar face return in the form of Andy Russell, who joined the club following his recent Shielfield release.

Scott Ferries also joined up with the squad after agreeing a loan deal from his parent club Peterhead.

Match Admission:

Admission is as per normal for the game.

Adults – £12

Concessions – £6


Could fans note due to the recent lack of home games/updated match information the issue for the game will be the 30th Jan one with updated 4pp wrap, based on the visiting team.


Match Odds:

SPFL sponsors Ladbrokes are backing the ‘Gers to shake off any rust, pricing Berwick as considerable favourites for the match.

Berwick Rangers – 8/13

Draw – 3/1

East Stirlingshire – 15/4

Match Officials:

Craig Napier will take charge of the basement clash, and will be assisted by both Stuart Hodge & Mark Ainslie.