Rangers hit by injuries and suspension ahead of Queen’s Park visit

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Berwick Rangers will go into their home game against Queen’s Park on Saturday with new manager Colin Cameron facing his first major re-shuffle.

Stevie Notman is suspended after being sent off against Clyde last weekend, midfielder Ross Gray is out with a knee injury and central defender Michael Dunlop is a major doubt with a shoulder injury. New striker Andrew Russell is also unavailable as he is recovering from a chipped bone in his foot.

He is expected back in training this week, but it will be at least a fortnight before he is likely to figure in the first team squad.

Cameron said: “Having some players out is a blow, but I think we have enough quality in the squad to cover.

“Some players have been waiting in the wings, I have told them that if they get their chance they have got to take it.

“Queen’s Park are in a similar position to us in that they have appointed a new manager. I have no doubt that despite being bottom of the table they will still make it very difficult for us, but that is something we have to try and overcome.

Cameron is hoping that Saturday’s second half slump at Clyde is ‘just a blip.’

He said it was ‘very disappointing’ to surrender a 3-1 half-time lead, and afterwards the players felt like they had actually lost the match.

“But we still got a point,” said Cameron. “We didn’t lose too much ground, and if the players can go into Saturday’s game against Queen’s Park with the same drive and commitment they have shown me so far - minus the last 45 minutes of course - I will be happy.

“Hopefully it was just a blip. We have scored ten goals in the last three games and have picked up seven points, so we are heading in the right direction.”