The ‘Gers continue their packed run of fixtures when they host Queen’s Park at Shielfield tomorrow night, with manager John Coughlin desperate to see his side build on last Tuesday’s home win against Annan and record back-to-back home wins for the first time this season.
“There has to be a reaction to the defeat on Saturday and we must show the same mettle that we did against Annan last week to get over the line,” Coughlin told the official site on Monday evening. “The three points are absolutely vital. No one is going to do us any favours so it’s entirely up to ourselves to get out of this.
“It’s down to the players’ attitudes on the day, whether they want it enough, and I’m sure that’ll be reflected in the performance tomorrow.”
Berwick Rangers Team News:
Goalkeeper Kevin Walker was handed a two-match suspension after being shown his marching orders in the home match against Annan Athletic last Tuesday. However, the second match of his ban isn’t until the Queen’s Park away match on March 5, meaning he is back and available for selection.
Elsewhere, Dwayne Coultress will not feature after playing for the U20s on Monday night but other than that, the manager has a full squad at his disposal.
Queen’s Park Team News:
The Spiders added 19-year-old Scott Hooper to their squad in a loan deal before last weekend, with the Queen of the South youngster making his debut in the 1-0 victory at Arbroath.
Having made four changes in the weekend’s win at Gayfield, MacPherson may be tempted to reintroduce the likes of Paul Woods, Bryan Wharton & Chris Duggan to keep things fresh during a busy period.
Having lost twice to the ‘Gers already this season, the away side will be out for revenge.
Regular prices apply for the game, with reduced hospitality prices still available from just £5!
Adults – £12
Concessions – £6
SPFL sponsors Ladbrokes price the away side as slight favourites to take maximum points from the game.
Berwick Rangers – 19/10
Draw – 12/5
Queen’s Park – 11/8
Steven Reid will take charge of the match, assisted by both Gary Hilland & Simon MacLean.