Chairman: Cameron is right man for the job

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Berwick chairman Brian Porteous has defended the club’s decision to award a new contract to player-manager Colin Cameron.

Only recently it was revealed that Cameron, who has been in charge for just over a year, has signed a new deal to keep him at Shielfield until the end of the 2015-16 season.

On Saturday Rangers saw their slim play-off hopes finally extinguished when they were beaten 3-0 with a lacklustre performance against East Fife at home.

And after the game, as he addressed fans at the end of season Player of the Year awards, Porteous said:

“Our league performances this season just haven’t been good enough. We were looking for a place in the play-offs at the very least, but that hasn’t happened and like everyone else, from the board to the fans, I am disappointed at that situation.

“Under those circumstances some people might be wondering why we gave Colin Cameron a new contract, but the fact remains, we think he is the right man for the job. He has it in him and hopefully next season he can take the team where we think it should be.”

Porteous said the club had enjoyed a good Scottish Cup run, culminating in their quarter-final tie against Hibernian, but it was the league where they had failed to live up to expectations.

He urged the fans to stick with the club.

“Berwick Rangers is all about the fans,” he said, “and without you the club wouldn’t be here.”