Berwick V Stirling at Shielfield Park : Match Preview

06 November 2015 05:01
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New Berwick boss Coughlin to take a watching brief for Stirling test

New Berwick boss John Coughlin will watch from the stands as Stirling Albion visit Shielfield Park on Saturday.

Coughlin led the Borderers to promotion in 2007 and he will officially take up his post after the match having been announced as Colin Cameron's replacement.

Jonny Fairbairn will be available to the hosts after a suspension but Coughlin will leave the match in the hands of his coaches having only just stepped back into the role.

"I got a phone call on Friday afternoon to confirm my appointment so I will let one of the coaching staff take the game tomorrow as I am not totally familiar with the squad," he said.

"I will be watching from the stand ahead of taking training for the first time early next week."

Stirling Albion add recent recruit David Sinclair to their travelling party after he missed out on the win over East Fife in the Scottish Cup in midweek having not signed in time for the first meeting.

Ross Smith is suspended while Ross McMillan (hamstring), Phil Johnston (knee) and Craig Beattie (hamstring) are also missing - but Willie Robertson is available after a two-game ban.

Assistant manager Martyn Corrigan said: "We are looking a hard side to score against just now and that is very pleasing. We will need to be wary about Berwick as their players will be out to impress their new manager."

Source: PAR