Cameron praises hot-shot Lavery after half-century

Berwick Rangers v Queens Park'Darren Lavery
Berwick Rangers v Queens Park'Darren Lavery

Berwick Rangers manager Colin Cameron has sung the praises of hot-shot striker Darren Lavery.

The front man bagged a double against Clyde on Saturday, taking his total for the club to 50 goals in all competitions.

And afterwards Cameron said: “It’s a fantastic achievement.

“Darren has an eye for goal and it’s easy to see why he has scored so many. He is a talented lad, but I always think he is at his best when he keeps it simple.”

On Saturday’s 3-0 victory at Clyde the manager added: “It was another good performance and a great result.

“We had the better of the first half but it was 0-0 at the break and I told the players at half-time that it was just a case of more of the same in the second half.

“Darren was in the right place at the right time for his first goal, but once we scored I think it meant we were able to move up a gear.

“There was some confusion over the second goal, despite Jonny Fairbairn getting in the header it was Stevie Notman’s goal as he had the last touch.

“Darren got a little lucky with the deflection on his third goal, but it was still a tremendous strike.”

The win lifted Berwick up to fourth place in the table, and Cameron said he hopes to cement that position when Rangers take on Montrose at Shielfield on Saturday.

“We have kept five clean sheets in the last six games,” he said, “and it’s no coincidence that we have also had a settled team over that period.

“But we will get injuries, there will be suspensions, and that’s where the squad comes in.

“I am still looking to add one other player to the squad during January, but honestly, that’s all I think we need.

“We have a very good squad. Yes, we have under-achieved so far, but we are where we are, and now we are starting to gain some momentum.

“Football is all about confidence and ours seems to be growing at the moment.”