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Colin Cameron named new Berwick Rangers boss

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Berwick Rangers have appointed former Hearts, Wolves and Scotland midfielder Colin Cameron as their new player-manager.

The 41-year-old, who parted company with Cowdenbeath in November, has signed a one-and-a-half-year contract.

Robbie Horn, who was interested in taking on the role, will stay on as Cameron’s assistant.

Cameron said: “I wanted to get back into football and I have quicker than I expected and in a position I did not expect. I know a bit about Berwick as Cowdenbeath played the in a Scottish League Cup tie earlier this season in a game I played in.

“There are good players here and I am looking forward to putting in a charge that will move us up the table.”

Cameron takes over the reigns at Shielfield Park after former manager Ian Little was sacked at the weekend, less than 24 hours after the team’s 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Annan Athletic.

Berwick chairman Brian Porteous said: “I am delighted to announce that Berwick Rangers have a new manager. Hopefully, the appointment of Colin will prove to people that we are committed to achieving success at Berwick.

“He won the old second division title in 2012 as player manager at Cowdenbeath, so hopefully it is onwards and upwards as far as we are concerned.

“Some fans have claimed we lack ambition, but I can assure them that I want us to be out of the second division as much as they do and the appointment of Colin shows that we are committed to bringing success to the club.”

Cameron, who won 28 Scotland caps, began his playing career at Raith Rovers before moving to Hearts. After five years and more than 150 appearances for the Tynecastle club, he joined Wolves in a £1.75m deal in 2001.

He spent five years at Molinuex, playing in the Premiership and making more than 160 appearances.

After spells with Coventry City, Milton Keynes Dons and Dundee, he joined Cowdenbeath as assistant player-manager in 2010. He was named player-manager in the summer of 2011 when Jimmy Nicholl left for Kilmarnock. Cameron led the Blue Brazil to the Second Division championship in his first season in charge, finishing eight points ahead of Arbroath.

But the team struggled in the early part of this season and he left the club by mutual consent in November.

Cameron has kept up his fitness since then, playing and scoring as a trialist for Burntisland Shipyard in a 3-1 win over Hawick Royal Albert in the East of Scotland League on Saturday.

 

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