Preview: Caledonian Braves v Berwick Rangers – Lowland League

This afternoon, the ‘Gers travel west along the M8 to face Caledonian Braves for their second away match in four days, where they will be looking bounce back from a 1-0 defeat against Spartans.

Berwick played Caledonian Braves twice last season – winning 1-0 at home and drawing 2-2 away – with Manager Ian Little likely hoping that today will finally be the day that the ‘Gers win away from home in the Lowland League, which will end a run stretching back to August 2019.

Berwick Rangers team news

Midfielder Lewis Barr remains sidelined with an ankle injury but, on a positive note, he is nearing a return to light training with a rehabilitation programme now in place with new club physiotherapist Macauley Kenney.

Kevin Waugh also remains out with a hamstring injury but there is some positive news in that winger Liall Smith will be added to the squad after recovering from an injury picked up during the ‘Gers pre-season schedule.

Other than that, Little reports no new injuries following the defeat against Spartans on Tuesday night.

Caledonian Braves team news

Due to an odd number of teams in the Lowland League this season, the Braves sat out the first week of fixtures and started their campaign on Tuesday night, going down 2-0 to Bonnyrigg Rose at New Dundas Park.

The Braves suffered a blow in the defeat in that striker Ross McNeil limped off injured during the first half, although they have just increased their attacking options by re-signing Ahmed Bouchentouf.

Another interesting development for the Braves is that the 2013 U20 World Cup winning manager Pierre Mankowski has joined the club as a football advisor.


We are hopeful that the match will be made available for fans to watch. We are currently liaising with representatives at Caledonian Braves and will update fans on social media as soon as we know.