Notman: Break will boost Berwick

Steven Notman, Berwick Rangers
Steven Notman, Berwick Rangers

Midfielder Steven Notman believes a break will do Berwick good after last weekend’s flat performance against Edinburgh City.

Rangers came back from a goal down at Meadowbank to grab the win thanks to a Jordyn Sheerin double – but Notman reckons this week’s international break has come at the right time for the Shielfield men.

“Very, very, very poor,” was his assesment of the team’s performace in the capital.

“They deserved to win, but at the end of the day we just have to take the positives – and the three points was probably the only thing!

“We just looked lethargic. I don’t know what was wrong with the boys. We can’t be any worse than that so we just have to take the three points as a positive.

“We’ve got a couple of weeks now to see what we did wrong, speak between ourselves, then look forward to the home match against Elgin.

“The wee rest I think will be good for us. I can’t speak for the other boys, but I got married in the summer and I missed quite a lot of pre-season because I had other things on and, for the size of our squad, it looked like a long pre-season.

“I’m not making excuses but that’s maybe taken a wee bit of a toll on us so with no match on Saturday, hopefully it will refresh us.”

John Coughlin’s men sit fourth in Scottish League Two, with seven points from their first four league game, and Notman told the club’s official site he and his team-mates are relatively happy with the start that’s been made.

“If you looked at the games, I’d say Forfar and Arbroath will be up there at the end of the season so I reckon seven points out of 12 isn’t bad,” he added. “We probably would’ve taken that at the start of the season.

“We’ve played alright in a couple of games. Against Forfar in the first half we weren’t good but at the end of the day, we’re in the top four so we just have to keep grinding out results if we’re not playing well.”