Ian Little confident Berwick Rangers can make play-offs

BERWICK Rangers boss Ian Little remains confident his side can make the play-offs – but admitted time is running out.

Berwick celebrate winning the Third Division title in front of the main stand at Shielfield in 2007

BERWICK Rangers boss Ian Little remains confident his side can make the play-offs – but admitted time is running out.

Sixth-placed Rangers entertain the team one place below them, Peterhead, this evening – and Little believes his side can afford to lose only one more game this season.

The Scottish Third Division club have won just one of their last 12 games and were booed off the pitch after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to basement side East Stirling.

Little could not his disappointment and revealed he hopes to bring in a full-back or winger in on loan ahead of tonight’s match. “It was a disappointing afternoon and I don’t think we worked hard enough,” he said.

“Losing any time is frustrating but I felt the manner in which we lost on Saturday was the hardest thing to take. It is going to be tough now to get into that top four and we need to hope the sides above us drop points and we win the majority of our games.

“We know it will be a big ask but never say never, and we will give it our best shot, starting against Peterhead tonight.

“I know the squad I have is capable of going on a six, seven or eight-game unbeaten run and that would certainly help the cause.” Looking to tonight’s game, the Borderers boss admitted he will be forced to change his side as he looks to close the 11-point gap between Rangers and the final play-off spot.

Steven Notman is available for selection again after returning from suspension, but Chris McLeod is expected to miss tonight's match with injury.

“I have to make sure I put out the right team and get the response I want,” said Little, “and hopefully I will have one or two new faces in the side.

“We need more width in the squad and we will look to bring some pace into the team to help the forwards.”

 

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