Rangers look for morale-boosting victory in Cup

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Berwick Rangers will get some respite from the league this weekend when they travel to take on East Fife in the third round of the Scottish Cup.

After seven league games without a win Colin Cameron’s side will be hoping to secure a victory which would not only progress them to the next round of the competition, but would also give his players some much-needed confidence ahead of their forthcoming fixtures.

The next two league games are against East Stirling (away) and East Fife (home).

These are three sides separated by only two points in the table, (East Fife 11, Berwick 10, East Stirling 9) and Cameron knows they are two very important matches.

“To be honest, they are all important,” he said.

“After the run we have been on we just need a win to kick-start our season again.

“I can’t really ask the players for any more, they have shown great commitment, but at the moment things just aren’t going for us.

“Take Saturday for example, the Albion winner came from a free kick where the goalscorer was clearly offside.

“It’s frustrating, I realise that, but the one plus we can take from all of this is the fact that despite the stat of not having won in seven league games we are still only three points off the play-off places.

“I know we are only two off the bottom, but if we can go on a run, and I know we are capable of that, I am sure we can climb the table.

“Obviously we want it to happen sooner, rather than later, and the cup match would be an ideal place to start.

“If we can win and get into the next round the players would take great confidence from that.”

For Saturday’s game at East Fife Stevie Notman is a major doubt. He missed Saturday’s game at Albion with a foot injury, and although he is expected to train tonight (Thursday), Cameron is not certain he will be fit to play.

Striker Andy Russell is also back in training after suffering knee ligament damage, but is not expected to figure.