Rangers' apology and pledge to '˜get it right'

Berwick Rangers have issued a public apology to fans following the team's 4-0 away league defeat at Cowdenbeath on Saturday.

Wednesday, 22nd August 2018, 10:48 am
Updated Wednesday, 22nd August 2018, 10:49 am
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Manager Robbie Horn had already expressed his ‘disappointment’ at the performance and result, as this was a game the club had targeted as a possible three-pointer.

Now, in an official statement from the club, they have apologised to supporters, claiming they are determined to ‘get things right’ on and off the field.

This follows a recent failed ‘coup’ when chairman Len Eyre and vice chairman John Bell were both voted off the Board by fellow directors.

It later transpired the vote was illegal and the pair were re-instated with five directors subsequently resigning.

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The statement from the club said: “The Directors, management and players of Berwick Rangers FC share the disappointment of Saturday’s result against Cowdenbeath and wish to apologise to travelling fans for a performance well below what was expected.

“We’re all fully committed to getting things right on and off the field, and ask for patience and support whilst we do so.

“Decisions made by the then Board at the close of last season severely impacted the ability of the manager to pursue his targets for strengthening the squad during the summer, and whilst we are working to provide more financial support, most of those targets are now committed to other clubs.

“The lengthening of the transfer window has also meant that clubs from higher leagues have been slow to make decisions regarding loan arrangements.

“The consequence is that we have a squad largely made up of younger players who have a desire to play for Berwick Rangers and a hunger to do well in professional football, and of the starting line-up on Saturday, only four players were over the age of 23.

“We’d ask fans to be mindful of this, and give them every encouragement to develop in a supportive environment. Your vocal and noisy support from the terraces is much appreciated and can make a huge difference, and we look forward to our next challenge against Annan Athletic at Shielfield this Saturday.”

So far Rangers have played eight official games, five cup and three in the league, and have suffered seven defeats with only one victory.