Berwick boss Little keen for return to action

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BERWICK, without a game in the past two weeks, are due to travel to Peterhead on Saturday, and manager Ian Little is desperate for the match to go ahead.

Rangers have seen their last two home games, against Elgin and Stirling Albion, both fall victim to the weather.

“We haven’t played since we went to Ibrox to take on Rangers,” said Little.

“We had shown some good form leading up to that match, winning two games, and we did okay at Ibrox, but not playing for a fortnight is a worry.

“You just don’t know how the players are going to come back from a lay-off like that, and from our point of view, what has made it all the more difficult is the fact that we have been struggling to find places to train indoors because of the weather.

“When we have trained the lads have worked hard, so I have no complaints there, but there is just no substitute for playing.”

With a home game against Queens Park also being postponed at Christmas, Berwick now have three midweek fixtures to re-arrange.

“I think they will probably be sometime at the end of February into March,” said Little. “Thankfully they are all at home which doesn’t mean a lot of midweek travelling.

“That’s another reason I am keen for the Peterhead game to go ahead this weekend. It is always a difficult place to go, but personally I quite enjoy it there.

“We are currently four points behind them in the table with two games in hand, so a good result wouldn’t go amiss.”

Meanwhile, as the January transfer window draws to a close, Little says he is still looking to bring in a couple of ‘experienced’ players to bolster his squad.

“I’ve got my eye on one or two,” he said, “but if nothing comes off then I am fully prepared to give some of the younger lads from the Reserves a chance to prove their worth.

“I have had a look at them recently and I like the look of two or three of them who might be ready to step up.”