Match Preview: Clyde v Berwick Rangers – Betfred Cup

Berwick boss John Coughlin will be forced to call upon youngsters to cover for a number of missing players again at Broadwood Stadium today.

The ‘Gers will need to match or better Clyde to remain off the bottom of Group H, with Berwick currently sat 4th on 1 point, and Clyde below them having played a game more but picking up zero points thus far.

Berwick Rangers Team News:

Steven Notman is on his honeymoon. The club would like to congratulate him on his recent marriage!

Steven Notman is on his honeymoon. The club would like to congratulate him on his recent marriage!

Striker Darren Lavery will miss out through injury, having picked up an ankle knock in the ‘Gers 0-0 draw with Albion Rovers in midweek. Steven Thomson operated further forward for the remainder of that match, and it remains to be seen whether Coughlin will employ the same solution here.

Barry Hogg missed out on Tuesday’s draw due to a holiday, and he is joined by Euan Bauld and Steven Notman in being unavailable for selection in this one.

Ben Stirling remains sidelined through injury, whilst Sean Mackie will once again miss out after featuring in a 2-0 friendly defeat away to Gala Fairydean yesterday evening for Hibernian.

Brothers Kyle and Stephen Scott and Kieran Ingram all played a part in Berwick’s matchday squad on Tuesday evening, and they will do so again tomorrow. They’ll be joined by Jordan Orr, who has also been promoted from the under 20’s to play a part.

Clyde Team News:

Clyde will be looking to get off the mark in the Betfred Cup having been defeated 1-0 to both Kilmarnock and Greenock Morton thus far in the competition.

However, if Barry Ferguson’s men are to beat the ‘Gers, they will have to do so without midfielder David Marsh, who misses out through injury sustained in their midweek tie against Morton.

Former ‘Gers Dylan Easton and Ewan McNeil are both likely to start for the home side.


Adults – £12

Concessions – £6

Berwick fans will be housed in the away section of the Main Stand and should enter via turnstiles A and B.

Fans travelling via car are advised that access to the Main Stand car park will be restricted to those with appropriate accreditation. As such, fans should head to the West Stand car park.

Match Odds:

League Cup title sponsors Betfred see the home side as considerable favourites for this one, despite their failure thus far to pick up a point. However – they’re offering industry-wide best odds on a Berwick win according to Oddschecker as of Friday evening.

Clyde – 11/10

Draw – 7/2

Berwick Rangers – 3/1

Match Officials:

Graham Beaton will take charge of the clash, and will be assisted by both Gavin Harris and Garry Doherty.

Enjoy the game and for those travelling, have a safe journey!