Rangers' game switched to Tuesday

Berwick manager John Coughlin says it is imperative his side gets back to winning ways . . . and quickly.

Monday, 28th November 2016, 2:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 3:14 pm
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But Rangers, who were without a game at the weekend because of the Scottish Cup fixtures, must wait a little longer before trying to get their season back on track, as they have no match again this Saturday.

Their scheduled opponents, Stirling Albion, saw their cup clash with Wick postponed because of the weather last weekend, and the fixture has been re-arranged for Saturday (December 3).

The clubs have acted quickly to find an alternative date, and Rangers will now face the Bino’s at Shielfield next Tuesday (December 6) with a 7.45pm kick-off.

The fixture, however, is still subject to clarification pending the requirement for any cup replay involving Stirling and Wick.

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Having won only three of their nine competitive fixtures so far this season, Coughlin is under no illusion that Rangers face an uphill battle if they are to secure an end of season play-off spot in the top four.

“It’s not a good record,” he said, “and I fully accept that.

“We have a lot to do if we are to get ourselves back up there, but one of the things we must do is start turning draws into wins. We recently had a run if five successive draws, and if we had managed to take the two extra points for the win in a few of them, it would have made a lot of difference.”

Rangers will go into the game against Stirling without Darren Lavery, who is suspended for two games after being sent off in the last game at Forfar.

“Darren has been pulled back into midfield because we have the choice of a few strikers up front,” said Coff.

“I think it’s safe to say we still haven’t found the ideal combination up top between Jordyn Sheerin, Greg Rutherford and Greg Hurst.

“But Darren has been playing a different role, to which he has been adapting in recent weeks, and he will be a miss in our next two fixtures.”