Striker Jordyn Sheerin praised manager John Coughlin’s honest and firm management style in an interview with Berwick Rangers TV on Tuesday evening as the ‘Gers continue to their preparation for the new season.
“What I like about him is that he’s straight down the middle. If there’s something, and it doesn’t matter it is, that he doesn’t like or if you’re a little bit out of touch, then he’ll kick you right back into touch.
“And he backs it up too. If you’re left out and I was to ask him why I’m not playing, he’s the kind of guy who’ll tell me exactly why I’m not playing.”
The forward revealed Coughlin played a major part in his decision to sign in an interview shortly after joining the club, and he was quick to reiterate how much he’s looking forward to working with John in the coming season.
“I met a couple of managers before signing here, and as soon as I met the gaffer I knew this was the place to be just from speaking to him.
“The way he was looking to play and his enthusiasm towards meeting our aims in this league impressed. Coming down you want to be able to win things and I believe under Coughlin this is the club to be at to get ourselves up there.”
Sheerin featured in the ‘Gers 1-1 draw with Hibernian and admitted that the slow start is something they’ll be looking to learn from.
“I think when we kicked-off we weren’t really switched on, so they’ve obviously broken us down and scored right from centre which doesn’t put us in an ideal position.
“But I think we showed good character after that and we got ourselves back in it. Our heads never went down against a good Hibs side.”
Manager John Coughlin stated that he saw Sheerin’s addition as a key signing in another BRFC TV interview on Tuesday evening, saying:
“Looking up front, the Jordyn Sheerin and Darren Lavery partnership is something that is key to us. Sheerin is a big strong guy and I’m sure he’ll upset defenders – we need to get goals out of him.”
But Sheerin admitted that the nature of the game perhaps limited chances for both himself and the ‘Gers, continuing:
“Obviously we couldn’t have played as attacking as we would have liked, we’ve had to sit in a little bit and maybe drop in but I think we’ve done well, and to come back and equalise against a good Championship side bodes well.
“Everybody worked really hard – right from the keeper to the frontmen. If we can take the performances from these sorts of games and play like that on a Saturday in the league that we’re in, then with no discredit to League Two, we can look forward to those games.”
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