Berwick V Annan Athletic at Shielfield Park : Match Preview

12 August 2016 03:34
Berwick V Annan Athletic - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

McKenna back from ban for Berwick

Berwick Rangers will welcome Michael McKenna back from a ban for the visit of Annan.

Sean Mackie, on loan from Hibernian, could miss out though after picking up a knock in training with his parent club.

Borderers boss John Coughlin is looking for his players to show the same grit that they displayed at Arbroath last weekend.

"We had a difficult start to the season and never won one of the five cup ties we played in. However we put that behind us in our opening league game and battled hard to get a point. We will need a similar approach to get anything from an Annan side that defeated Stirling last weekend."

Annan hope to have Willie Robertson back in their squad after injury however Steven Swinglehurst has been ruled out with a knee injury.

Barry Cuddihy and Rabin Omar face late fitness tests as they are both struggling with knocks.

Manager Jim Chapman said: "I have to praise the players for the resilience and maturity they displayed against Stirling. We were poor in the first 15 minutes and found ourselves behind but the players grew into the game and ended up winning the game 3-2.

"They will need those qualities again as Berwick showed at Arbroath last weekend that they will not be pushovers this season and they will be out for their first league win."

Source: PAR