Berwick Rangers host Clyde in their penultimate home game of the season tomorrow afternoon, and they know that nothing less than three points will keep their faint play-off hopes alive. A win would at very least see the ‘Gers leapfrog Clyde into 8th.
Berwick team news:
Berwick are without Kerr Young for the first time since his arrival from Dunfermline, the young centre half ruled out with a suspension accumulated from picking up yellow cards. Hibernian loanee Neil Martyniuk looks set to make his full debut by taking Young’s place in the heart of the defence, although Colin Cameron is also boosted by the return to fitness of Stephen Tulloch, who came through 90 minutes of midweek Development League action with no issues.
Ross Drummond has also returned to light training however tomorrow may come to soon for the former Dunfermline full back.
Despite putting pen to paper on a new deal through the week, Steven Notman looks to be out for the remainder of the season. In better news for the midfielder, he has had a scan date confirmed for his knee problem and should hopefully have diagnosis before the end of the season.
Cameron is however boosted by the return to fitness of striker Darren Lavery. Berwick’s top scorer faces competition for his starting place however, with Blair Henderson, Andy Russell and Chris Dillon all looking to nail down a starting spot until the end of the season.
Clyde team news:
Currently sitting one point ahead of Berwick, Clyde will also be feeling the pressure to take away three points from tomorrow’s fixture, however their cause looks to be made more difficult by a host of injuries.
Ex-Berwick stopper Jamie Barclay and Paul Slane, who once plied his trade for the likes of Celtic and Milton Keynes are both likely to miss out through illness.
Influential winger Scott Ferguson, widely acknowledged as one of Clyde’s best in their successful 2013/2014 campaign will definitely be out with as he recovers from a knee problem.
Elsewhere former Greenock Morton & Queen of the South midfielder Scott McLaughlin is out with an arm issue, and he is joined by experienced striker Keigan Parker, the former Stockport County forward struggling with a calf issue.
Admission is same as usual for tomorrows tie:
- Adults – £12
- Concessions – £6
- U16’s – £2
Categoy 1 referee Greg Aitken will take charge of the match. Aitken has taken charge of 30 senior matches this season, handing out 76 yellow and 10 red cards. His most recent match was Hamilton v St. Johnstone, which finished a 1-1 draw, the official sending off Hamilton player-boss Martin Canning during the game.
Berwick player-manager Cameron will be looking to avoid the same fate, but is more likely to be dealing with the assistants of Aitken, Dougie Potter & Kevin McElhinney.