Thomson hopes for league title challenge

Berwick midfielder Steven Thomson
Berwick midfielder Steven Thomson

Berwick midfielder Steven Thomson believes that the Gers must take each game as it comes as opposed to looking too far ahead if they are to continue the positive start they have made to their SPFL League Two campaign.

“From what I’ve seen so far of the league, I think we’ve got a good enough side to challenge and be up there come the end of the season,” said Thomson.

“But, that being said, I think it’s going to be so tight this year. It really isn’t worth looking beyond our next opponent – we have to avoid complacency.”

With Berwick currently sitting fourth after four games, Thomson admitted that while the manner in which the points have been gained hasn’t always been pretty, with the 2-1 victory over Edinburgh City almost perfectly demonstrating his belief, he is firmly of the belief that it is getting those points that is the main aim.

He said: “The game wasn’t great, and, being honest, we weren’t great either.

“I think both sides were pretty poor on the day. If you were a neutral watching that game, you wouldn’t be blamed for coming away saying it was the worst you’ve ever seen. But looking beyond that, it was a good win – and for us any win is good in this league.

“They’ve netted the first fairly late in the match, so there are positives to be taken from the fact we’ve came back.

“I text Jordyn (Sheerin) saying he’d saved us big time with his goals. We had a couple of chances but nothing was falling and it was hard to see us getting the goal.

“We’ve maybe got a little lucky with the penalty, but he stepped up with a confident finish and took his second goal well to get a good three points for us.”

Thomson has been an ever-present in the Gers midfield so far, and has also earned the praise of boss John Coughlin, who admitted at the club’s recent talk-in that he’d been the new recruit he has been most impressed with.

Thomson added: “I quite liked the roles I’ve been asked to play so far, mainly because you do still get the creative freedom to get forward.

“I’m enjoying it. I’ve also played as a deeper-lying midfielder before but I much prefer this as I love to attack. I managed to play on the left, right and through the middle, so it’s been great.”