Players were at fault too, says Notman

Steven Notman celebrates putting Berwick Rangers ahead during their match against Clyde
Steven Notman celebrates putting Berwick Rangers ahead during their match against Clyde

Berwick’s Steven Notman admits the players were just as much to blame for the departure of Ian Little, but says the side must move on under new manager Colin Cameron.

Speaking after Saturday’s 4-0 win against Stirling Albion, Notman, 27, said: “As players we’ll always feel responsible when the manager goes.

“It’s more down to us and we’ve got to hold our hands up because we didn’t get the results, made mistakes at wrong times and maybe didn’t get the rub of the green at times. But that’s just the way it goes.”

With 41-year-old Cameron starting himself in midfield for the match, Notman was switched to right-back and was part of a defence which was rarely troubled by the visitors.

He said: “I probably prefer playing there as I feel as though I’m better with the game ahead of me.

“Scoring so early on helped with the momentum of the game and after that we were dominant.

“We managed to limit them to one or two chances and took ours well meaning it was a comfortable win in the end.”

A former Hibs trainee and Scotland U19 international, Notman is currently the club’s longest-serving player, joining the Gers permanently from Vale of Leithen in 2009 following a loan spell when he was at Hibs in the 2006/07 title-winning season.

Under Cameron, he hopes the team can climb the table with the play-offs the target.

“Training was very positive with a high tempo and we were able to take that into the match today.

“The boys seemed to enjoy it and hopefully now we can kick on and at least make the play-offs which should be the club’s minimum target for the rest of the season.

“The league is still quite tight so if we can win two or three games on the bounce, we’ll soon rise up the table.”

Berwick are five points away from the play-offs with 15 league games still to play.