BERWICK Rangers should finally get the chance to put right their heaviest defeat of the season today – before Ian Little sets about improving his squad.
Today’s Scottish Division Three trip to Clyde is the Borderers’ last match of 2012 and their first since the 6-3 loss at Stirling Albion on December 15.
Once it is over, Little will turn his attention to the transfer window.
As important as the goalkeeper and striker he wants will be keeping his most promising youngsters.
Little admitted: “Dougie Brydon and Darren Lavery have both come on a lot since the start of the season and there might be clubs trying to tempt them away.
“Dougie has done really well since joining the club (the Berwick product rejoined in the summer) and of course I would like to keep him.
“His performances have dipped a little over the past three or four weeks, and that might be the result of not having played at this level before, but he has a lot of potential.
“The same goes for Darren, who has been banging in goals for us lately.
“Teams are always looking for players who can score goals so I would not be surprised if someone came in for him.
“I would never stand in any young player’s way if they have the chance to move up the ladder, but of course I would also like to keep him here.
“He is still learning and I would like to see him develop further with us.”
Scouts from Sunderland, Hibernian, Stoke City and Leeds United have watched 25-year-old centre-back Brydon. Lavery, 21, has nine goals in 21 appearances this season.
Clyde lost 3-0 at Rangers on Boxing Day, whereas Berwick’s scheduled game at home to Queens Park was rained off on Saturday.
It means Berwick have not won at Shielfield Park for four consecutive Decembers.