Berwick play host to Clyde tomorrow evening at Shielfield Park in a fixture rearranged from late January. The match had been scheduled to be played on the 21st day of the new year, but The Bully Wee’s Scottish Cup success had meant that they played Ayr United in a replay instead.
Supporters of both Berwick and Clyde will be welcomed in the Red Lion (Berwick), a 2-3 minute walk from Berwick-upon-Tweed Railway Station prior to the match. Fans will be given complimentary soup when purchasing a drink prior to the match.
Berwick Rangers Team News:
It’s a case of much the same for Berwick, despite long-term injury victims Michael Dunlop & Robert Wilson enjoying an extra 3 days of recovery without having to watch on from the stands after the ‘Gers trip to Edinburgh was cancelled on Saturday.
Coughlin will be without winger David Verlaque, who will complete a two game ban for a red card earned during a game when impressing as a trialist a couple of weeks back.
Energetic midfielder Michael McKenna also misses out though suspension, with the engine-room operator out of action until after clash with Arbroath on 18th March. Kevin McKinlay will also join him in the stands for our upcoming game against Cowdenbeath having accumulated one too many yellow cards.
Coughlin is boosted by the return of Jonny Fairbairn, who returns to the fold following an injury lay-off.
Clyde Team News:
Clyde recently parted company with Barry Ferguson, the former Rangers player resigning from his position as first-team manager after an extended run of poor form.
Bob Malcolm originally took the reigns fpr a game but has since been replaced by JP McGovern & Peter MacDonald, with the pair named joint-managers. Both guided Clyde to an impressive point against Forfar Athletic on Saturday afternoon,.
MacDonald and McGovern will now be out to see their side secure 3 points for the first time since Clyde last came up against Berwick, when they won 3-2 at Broadwood in what is their first away game in charge of the club.
Scott Lochead is a doubt with injury, whilst Ryan Finnie was forced off after half an hour in Clyde’s weekend match, meaning he is likely to miss out.
Adults – £12
Concessions – £7
Note: Under 16’s can pick up a complimentary season voucher from the club’s main office prior to kick-off.
SPFL title-sponsors Ladbrokes are struggling to seperate the two sides, pricing the sides almost identically.
Berwick Rangers – 13/8
Draw – 12/5
Clyde – 8/5
Gavin Duncan takes control of this one, assisted by both Joseph Lawson & David Doig.
Enjoy the match.