Rangers have to be realistic says boss

Berwick manager Robbie Horn says he is continuing to try to build his squad ahead of the 2018-19 season.

Monday, 4th June 2018, 3:16 pm
Updated Monday, 4th June 2018, 3:16 pm
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He currently has 14 players tied up to deals, whilst a further three players from last year’s squad have been offered terms, which they are considering.

Horn says he has also made offers to a number of other players, but claims: “We seem to be either getting blown out the water with players getting crazy offers from other teams or finding players are unwilling to commit as they wait until all offers are put in front of them.”

Horn accepts that results last season were not good enough and next season he wants to see the club pushing further up the table.

But he adds: “There has to be a bit of reality of where we are at financially as a club at the moment.

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“It’s no coincidence that teams with the lowest budgets ended up towards the bottom of the league.

“However, it’s my job to change that and bring good players to the club within a sustainable budget. I have to find players with a hunger, desire and a main interest that is not just money.

“The club has to live within its means, I get that, and I think everyone has to understand that before we can move forward.

“If we don’t have the budget of other clubs, then we have to create a good atmosphere at Shielfield where players want to come and play.

“It’s about getting the right type of players and creating a spirit, not just the team but around the club.”