Berwick Rangers welcome Jim McInally’s high-flying Peterhead side to Shielfield Park this weekend for a Ladbrokes League Two fixture.
The game will kick off at 3pm, subject to a precautionary pitch inspection at 8:30am, as Robbie and the boys will be looking to bounce back from the heavy defeat away at Montrose last time out.
The visitors, nicknamed “The Blue Toon”, will be well rested having had last weekend off due to the weather causing a postponement of their scheduled fixture v Clyde.
The ‘Gers will take heart from their last league encounter at Shielfield where they managed to beat high-flying Stirling and keep a clean sheet. They will also be looking for a repeat of the reverse fixture earlier this season when Berwick travelled to Balmoor and emerged with a 0-2 victory.
Long-serving Jim McInally is looking to take Peterhead back into League One at the first attempt, with the club having been relegated via the playoffs at the end of last season.
Robbie Horn will be hoping to have influential midfielder Steven Notman available for selection, as the recent testimonial man missed the defeat last Saturday with the flu. Jack Cook and Kevin Waugh are both still out.
Daniel Watt completed a move to Hill of Beath Hawthorns last week for a nominal fee and the club wish him all the best.
Horn has commented this week that ”it’ll be a difficult game against an in-form Peterhead, who have one of the strongest squads in the league. The players have to show the same belief and togetherness that they did when we got a great result up at Balmoor. The first half last week was not acceptable and we will be looking for a reaction.”
Jim McInally has injury concerns over three regular starters but will be hoping that the week off has allowed them to recover accordingly. Willie Gibson is expected to have recovered from a dead leg but Aidan Mcllduff and Jack Leitch are more doubtful with knee & groin problems respectively.
Rory McAllister will be looking to move towards the top of the league scoring charts, having netted 10 times already in 2017/18. Allan Smith is the clubs next highest scorer this season with 4 strikes.
The usual prices for home games in 2017/18 will apply for this league fixture. Adults will be charged £12 at the gate with concessions available for £7. We hope many of you wrap up warm and come to support the boys.
The club shop will also be open for those Christmas gifts.
Scott Millar is the man in the middle for this one. He will be supported by Ralph Gordon and Barry Reid.
Fans of Berwick and Peterhead are, as usual, invited to enjoy the hospitality of The Red Lion pub in the centre of Berwick high street. The BRFC TV sponsors are located a 3 minute walk from the railway station. All supporters are welcome prior to and after the match.
All supporters will be treated to complimentary food when purchasing a drink.
We look forward to kicking off the festive season in style with our loyal supporters on Saturday. See you at the game.