Cameron hopes cup win will boost confidence

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Berwick manager Colin Campbell is hoping his side will get a boost from last weekend’s cup win over East Fife.

Cameron is hoping that the 3-2 away victory over the Fifers in the third round of the Scottish Cup will be the springboard to bigger and better things this season, starting with Saturday’s trip to East Stirling.

“The run we have been on has been disappointing,” admitted the manager, “but hopefully the win will inject some confidence into the players.

“I am sure that like every game the trip to East Stirling will be difficult,” he said. “It is a new surface, but we will have to adapt.

“Hopefully we can build on Saturday’s result at East Fife and start climbing back up the table, because that is where we feel we should be.”

Berwick will go into the game with a similar squad to that which travelled to New Bayview.

“Scott Dalziel will train this week and might be able to return, but there is still a doubt over Scott Maxwell with his hamstring,” said Cameron.

Saturday’s win over East Fife resulted in Berwick being awarded a home tie against another fellow second division side, Albion Rovers in the fourth round draw, and Cameron describes it as ‘an opportunity to make progress’ in the competition.

The game will be played at Shielfield on Saturday, November 29, with Cameron hoping his side can build on their morale-boosting victory at the weekend.

“Albion will come here in the next round thinking they can win it, I am sure, but we will go into the match with the same attitude.”

Meanwhile, Rangers welcomed back left-sided defender Ross Drummond to Shielfield last week on a 93 day loan deal, which will take him through to the January transfer window.

“We needed some cover at left-back,” said Cameron, “and after last season I was keen for Ross to return.

“I tried to get him during the summer, but he was doing well at Dunfermline at the time which meant he was unavailable.

“For whatever reason he fell out of favour, so I went back in for him again and this time Jim Jefferies said we could have him, which I am very pleased about.”