Coughlin admits he got his tactics wrong

Berwick manager John Coughlin described Saturday’s 4-2 home defeat at the hands of Elgin as “a horror show”.

He said he now needs his players to step up to the mark, starting this weekend in their away game at Cowdenbeath.

“We set ourselves up with four at the back,” he said, “but it was obvious from the first half performance that it didn’t work. I have to out my hands up and say that was my fault.

“We switched to three at the back in the second half, which helped a bit, but of course Elgin still scored twice to win the game quite convincingly.

“We have been sitting joint third in the table, but we know we haven’t been playing at our best. We are also unaccustomed to losing at home, so this is a bit of a shock to the senses.

“I know we are better than that, and people who watch us regularly also know that. What we are looking for now is players to take some responsibility on the park.

“We are losing because we are conceding soft goals, and that couldn’t have been more evident than in this match. It was a horror show.

“But we only have a small squad, that’s what we have to work with, and we have to try and make the most of it.

“Hopefully we can turn things around quickly.”