Match Preview: Elgin City v Berwick Rangers – Ladbrokes League Two

Berwick hit the road to make the long journey to Borough Briggs tomorrow, and will be looking to bring three points home despite the home side’s impressive start to the season.

Berwick Team News: 

Calum Helm will undergo surgery this week

Calum Helm will undergo surgery this week

After picking up a thigh injury in the 2-2 draw with Arbroath, David Banjo has yet to return to training and will miss the lengthy trip through the Highlands.

However, fellow central-midfielder Steven Notman is set to travel after making a long-awaited return from injury on Saturday, playing 30 minutes after being out for a total of six months.

The midfielder also played an hour in Monday night’s Development League victory over Cowdenbeath, the youngsters making a sensational comeback to emerge 4-3 winners despite being down 3-1 at one point in the match.

Euan Bauld will once again miss out as the medical team continue to try to pinpoint the issue causing his back problem.

Euan is joined on the sideline by another long-term absentee, Calum Helm, who will go for surgery on the ACL injury that is likely to rule him out for the full season this week. The club would like to wish Calum the best in his recovery.

Elgin City Team News:

After going about their business with a degree of stealth in the Summer, Elgin have started the season in fine form, owing largely to the firepower the likes of experienced striker Craig Gunn posseses – the striker having already netted four league goals.

Gunn will no doubt be a familiar to handle for the ‘Gers back four, however one man those in the Black & Gold may need to keep their eye on is new signing Thomas Reilly, the 20 year old signing for the Black and Whites last night following his Summer release from Ladbrokes Championship side St Mirren.

City also confirmed the loan extension of Kyle McLeod last week, the young Ross County forward now staying until at least January.

The home side also expect to be able to unveil one further addition prior to tomorrow’s game as they look to bounce back from last weekend’s 2-0 defeat in Montrose.


Fans making the long journey North will find two differing prices for admission, dependent on whether they have a desire to stand in the terraces or sit in the stand.

Seated Adult – £12

Standing Adult – £10

Seated Concession – £7

Standing Concession – £5

Match Odds:

SPFL sponsors Ladbrokes see the home side as favourites for the match, though the ‘Gers have a good record in matches they’ve been unfancied in so far this season.

Elgin City – 21/10

Draw – 12/5

Berwick Rangers – 12/5

Match Officials:

Steven Kirkland will take charge of the game, and will be assisted by both Stuart Hodge and Ryan Oliver.

If you’re making the trip, enjoy the match and have a safe journey.