Berwick midfielder Steven Thomson believes that the ‘Gers must take each game as it comes as opposed to looking too far ahead if they are to continue the positive start they have made to their SPFL Ladbrokes League Two campaign.
“From what I’ve seen so far of the league, I think we’ve got a good enough side to challenge and be up there come the end of the season.
“But that being said I think it’s going to be so tight this year. It really isn’t worth looking beyond our next opponent – we have to avoid complacency.”
With Berwick currently sitting 4th after 4 games, Thomson admitted that whilst the manner in which the points have been gained hasn’t always been pretty, with Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Edinburgh City almost perfectly demonstrating his belief, but he is firmly of the belief that it is getting those points that is the main aim.
“The game wasn’t great, and being honest, we weren’t great either. I think both sides were pretty poor on the day. If you were a neutral watching that game you wouldn’t be blamed for coming away saying it was the worst you’ve ever seen!
“But looking beyond that, it was a good win – and for us any win is good in this league. They’ve netted the first fairly late in the match, so there are positives to be taken from the fact we’ve came back.
“I text Jordyn (Sheerin) on Saturday night saying he’d saved us big time with his goals. We had a couple of chances but nothing was falling and it was hard to see us getting the goal.
“We’ve maybe got a little lucky with the penalty, but he stepped up with a confident finish and took his second goal well to get a good 3 points for us.”
Thomson has been an ever-present in the ‘Gers midfield so far, and has also earned the praise of John Coughlin who admitted at the club’s recent talk-in that he’d been the new recruit he has been most impressed with.
Shortly after joining the club Thomson told the club’s official site that his favoured position was in the final third, but the versatile former Musselburgh man is enjoying utilising his versatility to the team’s advantage.
“I quite liked the roles I’ve been asked to play so far, mainly because you do still get the creative freedom to get forward.
“I’m enjoying it. I’ve also played as a deeper-lying midfielder before but I much prefer this as I love to attack. I managed to play on the left, right and through the middle on Saturday, so it’s been great.”
Coughlin also admitted that he was surprised an SPFL side had secured the services of Thomson earlier in his career, but the late call-up to the senior ranks hasn’t stopped the former Junior player from enjoying his first taste of league football.
“It’s definitely more professional. The grounds are bigger. We’ve not had many away days yet, but I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to play at places like Clyde and Arbroath.
“Even at Berwick we have decent facilities and a good set-up. The pitches we’ve played on so far have been excellent – Berwick’s is one of the best I’ve ever played on. It’s great, and you definitely notice the difference.
“It has me looking forward to every game – it’s something totally new to me.
“The support is great too. I’m hoping to see more fans at home and away games. It was great seeing a few up at Arbroath and making noise for us, and it’d be great if the fans could keep getting behind us.”