Berwick Rangers will make their maiden trip to Edinburgh City in league action tomorrow afternoon Manager John Coughlin believes Berwick must attack the game if they are to get their first away win of the season against the so-far pointless City.
“It’s one to look forward to us. It is a test for us though and Edinburgh will be looking at us at the minute as the perfect opportunity to get off the mark, especially given as we slipped up last week at home which we don’t do very often.
“We’ll be looking to get back on track tomorrow. I see this as a game we have to go and attack. We can’t afford to give Edinburgh any encouragement by sitting back, so I’ll be looking for a fast start from the lads and see if we can try score the first goal in the match – which has proven to be vital so far in our others.”
Berwick Rangers Team News:
Berwick will be without both Jonny Fairbairn and Michael McKenna for this one, the pair suspended. Whilst Fairbairn is serving the last of a two game ban, McKenna will only miss out of one after picking up two yellows in last weekend’s 2-1 loss to Forfar Atheltic.
Sean Mackie remains sidelined with an injury picked up whilst playing in a friendly match for Hibernian, and he is joined on the sidelines by Graeme Beveridge. On the flipside, Jordyn Sheerin will continue to battle through the pain barrier to feature once more.
Darren Lavery is likely to start in place of Michael McKenna, though Coughlin will welcome Greg Hurst into the fold after he joined from St Johnstone in a loan deal earlier on in the week.
Edinburgh City Team News:
Edinburgh may well be without a point so far this season, but they will be on a high after seeing off Kelty Hearts in a midweek friendly, the Edinburgh side running out 1-0 winners.
Boss Gary Jardine used the game as an opportunity to reintroduce influential Joe Mbu to his side. Mbu, formerly of Cowdenbeath and East Fife, had been suspended for City’s previous two fixtures after seeing red in the 93rd minute of their season-opener against Forfar, but will be available once more tomorrow.
‘Gers fans are reminded that they will be welcomed at Edinburgh City Social Club, located under a mile away from the ground. Admission is as follows.
Adults – £12
Concessions – £6
Under 12s – £2 (Admission can only be purchased in conjunction with an adult, OAP or registerd disabled person)
SPFL title sponsors Ladbrokes are yet to post online odds on tomorrow’s match, but other bookmakers are pricing the ‘Gers as favourites to take the three points.
Craig Napier is the man tasked with taking charge of this one, and he will be assisted by both Kylie McMullan and Xander Harrison.