Notman agrees new two year deal

Steven Notman, Berwick Rangers
Steven Notman, Berwick Rangers

Berwick Rangers have confirmed the signing of the club’s vice captain, Stevie Notman, on a two year contract.

Notman, who is the club’s longest serving player, first signed for the club in 2006-07, when he was a member of manager John Coughlin’s third division championship winning squad.

The 28 year-old, who comes from the Borders, was last season described by Coughlin as one of his ‘soldiers’ in the middle of the park, and he will be seen by many as a key addition as the club goes about their rebuilding for the 2016-17 campaign.

A statement issued by the club said they are ‘delighted’ he has put pen to paper on a new deal.

‘Notty,’ who has made 235 appearances for the team, will, along with the already signed captain Jonny Fairbairn, take on some coaching duties as Coughlin attempts to put together a more extensive support system behind the scenes.

Meanwhile, two of last season’s squad have moved on, with striker Blair Henderson and fullback Ewan McNeil agreeing deals to join other clubs.

Henderson, who was the club’s leading goalscorer last season with 18, has signed for Stirling Albion, whilst McNeil has joined newly promoted Clyde, who will play in the first division in 2016-17 after wuinning the end of season play-offs.

Henderson had been offered a deal to stay on at Shielfield, but manager John Coughlin admitted the front man was looking for more money.