Rangers hope to kick on at Hampden

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AFTER hauling themselves back into contention near the top of the third division, Berwick manager Ian Little is hoping his side can maintain their push for the top when they travel to Hampden to take on Queen’s Park this weekend.

Berwick, after a 2-1 home win over Clyde on Saturday, are now only four points behind the leaders (Rangers FC), and are in an ideal position to make their presence felt. But after remaining unbeaten at Shielfield so far, Little knows it is important his side try and replicate that form on their travels.

“It isn’t that we haven’t played well away from home,” he said, “but the results have not always gone our way.

“We now have three successive away games (two in the league and one in the cup), and I think everyone realises we need to take something from these maches if we want to stay in touch.”

After a deserved, if not entirely comfortable win over Clyde, Little said: “We probably should have won by a bigger margin, but we cannot go out and win three or four-nil every week.

“Robbie (Horn) and I are aware we need to find more goals from our front players, and we are actively trying to work on it.”

Berwick gave a debut, from the bench, to Josh Morris, who has been in good scoring form with the Reserves lately.

Little said he gave them a different option, claiming ‘he might be the answer,’ but he admitted it was ‘too early to say if that will be the case.’

After Saturday’s game, Stevie Notman, who scored the winning goal, accepted Rangers made hard work of it, but he said collecting all three points was the most important thing.

“We had most of the possession but Clyde made us work hard to break them down and I was delighted to get the winner.”