Berwick Rangers open their 2015/2016 Scottish Cup campaign with a tough trip away to League Two leaders Annan Athletic tomorow afternoon. The ‘Gers will however take heart from last year’s campaign which saw them reach the Quarter-Finals before being eliminated from the competition by Hibernian.
Berwick Rangers Team News:
There is good news for Berwick in that Steven Notman will travel to Annan tomorrow, despite being forced off in the 86th minute of last weekend’s 1-1 draw with East Fife with a hamstring issue.
Charlie Denton has been impressing in recent weeks for the development team, who won 2-0 against league leaders Stirling Albion midweek, and may have staked a claim for a first team place if not for a whiplash injury.
David Banjo is available but Colin Cameron is still struggling with a calf issue.
Annan Athletic Team News:
Annan manager Jim Chapman has described tomorrow’s tie as a difficult one for the home side, however the ‘Gers have a poor record at Galabank in recent years and will have to improve if they are to come away from Dumfries with a result.
Chapman will be missing Steven Black and Peter Watson who are both injured for the clash.
Defender Steven Swinglehurst will however return after missing Annan’s last bout through illness.
Scottish Cup sponsors William Hill make the home sides favourites to progress to Round 3.
Annan Athletic – 10/11
Draw – 12/5
Berwick Rangers – 23/10
Gavin Duncan takes charge of tomorrow’s Border derby, and will be assisted by both Ross Haswell and Steven Strang.