Tulloch ruled out with broken cheek

Berwick Rangers 2013-14 Squad

Berwick Rangers 2013-14 Squad

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Berwick captain Stephen Tulloch is facing a spell on the sidelines after fracturing his cheekbone in the 2-0 win over East Stirlingshire on Saturday.

Tulloch, 26, was forced off following an aerial collision with former Berwick defender Chris Townsley and spent minutes down receiving treatment before being replaced by Dean Hoskins after only nine minutes.

A decision has yet to be made regarding whether the defender will need surgery but it is expected that he could be out of action for a period between six and nine weeks..

Tulloch has played in 13 of Berwick’s 16 games so far this season and his spell out of the side will come as a blow to manager Colin Cameron, who referred to the centre-back as a ‘born leader’ after selecting him as captain for this season.

The injury aside, Cameron was delighted with his side’s win over East Stirling on Saturday, and is now hoping they can carry their form into this weekend’s home match against East Fife.

Rangers’ 2-0 away win over Shire was their first victory in eight league games and lifted them up to fifth place in the Scottish Second Division.

“The players obviously took some confidence from the win at East Fife the week before in the cup,” said Cameron, “now we have to play them again in the league this coming weekend and hopefully we can keep the run going.”

* As a result of their Scottish Cup fourth round tie against Albion Rovers on Saturday, November 29, the Division Two fixture away to Montrose, which was originally scheduled for that date, will now be played on Tuesday, December 2, at 7.45pm.