Two out of form teams meet at Shielfield Park this afternoon with the ‘Gers no doubt determined to get a positive result ahead of the Scottish Cup quarter-final against Hibs next Sunday.
DON’T FORGET: You can buy your Hibs tickets today just inside the turnstiles. Adults £15, Concessions/Students/Children £5. On sale 2pm til kick-off and again at half-time.
Today’s match is the fifth meeting of the ‘Gers and the ‘Vers this season, and there’s barely been anything to choose between the teams on each occasion.
In the league, the match at Shielfield Park earlier this season finished 1-1, but Albion won the return fixture 2-1. While in the Scottish Cup third round, after a 1-1 draw again at home, Andy Russell’s goal at Cliftonhill in the replay was enough to send Berwick through to the fourth round.
Berwick have only won one of their last six league matches, while Albion have endured a dreadful February, losing four consecutive matches. However, they’re still in with a chance of going top of the league today if other results go in their favour.
Berwick team news:
Steven Notman trained away from the first team squad this week after sustaining a knee injury and won’t be available for selection today. However, it is hoped that the midfielder will resume full training next week as he bids to recover in time to face his former club next Sunday.
Captain Stephen Tulloch and Blair Henderson both trained with the team on Thursday night but are unlikely to be risked this afternoon, with the preference that they have a full week of training before getting back into the thick of the action.
Other than that, manager Colin Cameron has no other injury concerns.
Albion team news:
Rovers signed Alloa Athletic winger Eddie Ferns on a short-term loan deal earlier this week, and he could go straight into the matchday squad. As could Alan Reid, who has recovered from a groin problem.
Josh Mullin is likely to miss out though, as he had a scan on an injured knee this week.
Speaking to the Daily Record ahead of the match, manager Darren Young said: “Berwick have given us a hard game every time we’ve played them this season. But we will go there doubly determined to get three points and hopefully go top of the table again.”
Grant Irvine takes the whistle for this afternoon’s Scottish League Two fixture, and he will be assisted by William Conquer and Daniel McFarlane.
Adults – £12
Concessions – £6
Children – £2