Rangers hope to pile up more points at Coatbridge

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After a week off because of the international weekend, Berwick Rangers return to action on Saturday with an away trip to Albion Rovers.

Like Rangers, Albion have made a decent start to their season with two wins and a draw, which puts the teams level on points with seven out of a possible 12.

Manager Ian Little knows that the trip to Coatbridge will not be an easy one.

Berwick have had some difficult games there in the past and the last occasion they were in the same league together, in 2010-11, Berwick took only one point from their two visits . The same season they lost 6-1 at home to Rovers, the Cliftonhill side going on to win promotion to Division Two through the play-offs after finishing runners-up behind Arbroath.

“We haven’t played Albion for a couple of years,” said Little, “but they have made a decent start to the season, so we know it will be a difficult game.”

With the exception of central defender Dougie Brydon, who expects to be out for several weeks with an ongoing groin injury, Berwick hope to be at near full-strength for the trip.

Meanwhile, Little has praised the efforts of on-loan goalkeeper Paul Grant, who has been in good form for Berwick so far this season after joining them from Hibs.

Speaking to the SPFL Newsletter last week, the Berwick boss said:

“Paul has been terrific for us since he came in and for a boy of only 20 he has a great presence in the box.

“I knew he was a good goalkeeper when we were getting him in but I did not realise he was as good as he is.”