Little delighted with team’s style of play

Berwick Rangers manager Ian Little was disappointed at seeing his side lose their third league game in a row when they were beaten by Clyde at the weekend, writes Keith Hamblin.

But he intends to stick with his principles of playing open, attractive football.

“I think this is the best footballing side we have had here at Berwick in my seven years as a player and manager,” he said. “They say football is all about small margins, and that couldn’t have been better emphasised than in this match. We must have had 20 chances, whilst Clyde only had one and scored the only goal of the game.”

“We will keep on playing the way we know best. Perhaps we need just a little more luck, or maybe we need to show a little more composure in front of goal, but I think we are playing great football at times and hopefully that will see us through this difficult spell.”

Last week Berwick lost 3-2 at home to Elgin, when they let a 2-0 half-time lead slip from their grasp, and prior to that they went down 1-0 away to East Stirling. Their last league point came from a 1-1 draw at home to Stirling Albion.

“The results haven’t gone our way,” said Little, “but I think everyone can see we are trying to play football.

“When I took over as manager I told myself that was how I wanted my team to play.

“Because of that I can’t criticise the players, but hopefully we can bounce back over the coming weeks, because there is still a long way to go and we are not out of it yet.”

This Saturday Berwick face the long trip to face Peterhead before they return north again the following week for the Scottish Cup third round game against Culter.

Their next home match is against Montrose on Saturday, November 9.

○Berwick Rangers have appointed Neil Templeman as a new associate director, joining former manager Jimmy Crease in the role.

The appointment was confirmed following a meeting of the Board last week.