Rangers focus on next season

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The Berwick management team of Ian Little and Robbie Horn were both in agreement after Saturday’s final game of the season.

Both said it was nice to finish with a win - they beat Stranraer 1-0 - but there was a general disappointment over the fact that they had not qualified for the play-offs.

“We brought in a few young players towards the end and they gave us a lift with their energy and enthusiasm for the game,” said Horn.

“We played exceptionally well at times, but there were a few results which didn’t quite go our way and that was how we missed out. The Elgin game was the real killer. We had got ourselves back into contention and were leading 3-1 with just 15 minutes to go.

“If we had won that one we would have been right back in contention, but we conceded two late goals and a point wasn’t good enough for us.

“The season has just ended, but we are already looking forward to next season. We will put out a list of the players we are retaining and releasing in the next couple of weeks and we will take it from there.

“It would be nice if we could get one or two of the loan players back for next season as there is no doubting they have done a good job for us. For the time being they will revert back to their parent clubs, but we will be looking to try and get some of them back if we can.”

Speaking at the annual Player of the Year awards ceremony in the Black and Gold after the final game, manager Little said: “I would like to thank everyone involved with Berwick Rangers, from the directors down to the players and the supporters, for the backing they have given Robbie and myself since coming in.

“The results have not always gone our way, but we have played exceptionally well in some games and with a little bit of luck we might have made the play-offs.”