McKenna issues apology for sending off

Berwick's Michael McKenna has issued a public apology to the club and fans after his third red card of the season last weekend.

Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 12:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 7:35 pm

McKenna was shown two yellow cards within the space of ten seconds during Saturday’s 1-1 home draw against Clyde.

It was his third sending off already this season and the midfielder now faces a lengthy SFA ban and a dressing down from manager John Coughlin, who says he will also face internal action from the club.

In a statement McKenna says: “I’d like to place on record my apologies to the fans, my teammates and the staff of Berwick Rangers with regards to my dismissal on Saturday.

“I know I’ve let them down by receiving three red cards in such a short space of time. Prior to this run I’d never been sent off in my life, so it’s not in my usual character.

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“But I know I have done wrong. It’s not fair to keep putting the team under pressure by getting myself sent off.

“In honesty, I have a high level of competitiveness. I want the best for the club and I’ve let that get the better of me.

“I think that maybe makes things a little harder for me to control. But I know that in future I have to change my approach.

“I understand decisions will go against us and I accept that. I need to learn from this. I know I need to start letting somebody else do the talking from now on.

“What has happened is obviously disappointing but it has happened, and I need to try both to work on it and learn from it.

“In future I’ll be trying to take a few seconds out and let other guys like Jonny (Fairbairn) deal with it. He’s the captain and a little calmer than me so I’ll try use that to my advantage.”