Ridding team of '˜losing mentality' says Horn
Berwick manager Robbie Horn feels his side are starting to lose their '˜losing mentality.'
Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Montrose followed a 1-1 draw at Peterhead the previous week and Horn said: “Facing the top two sides in the league in successive weeks was never going to be easy. But we have matched both of them, and taken a point from both games, so we have to be happy with that.
“Losing that losing mentality is one of the things I wanted to instil in the players. It was something that needed to change within the club, and I think we are starting to get there now.
“We went behind twice against Montrose, but twice we came back to earn a point and that showed great character from the players. By the end of the match we were the side in the ascendency and we might have just edged it at the end.
“The goals we conceded were disappointing, and there was a suspicion of offside about their second goal, but we managed to pick ourselves up before the end, and that was what I wanted to see,” said Horn.
“That’s the top two sides we have faced in the league in successive matches and we have taken a point in both games. It is results like that which give the players a boost to their confidence.”
Horn was also full of praise for midfielder Darren Lavery. “That is the best I have seen from Darren since I came back to the club,” he said. “I want to see him playing like that every game, because when he gets involved like that he has a lot to offer the team.”
“We now have a few home games coming up and hopefully this is something we can build on. The last two results have shown we can match the top sides, but we need to be doing it more often.”
On Saturday (March 3), Rangers face Stirling Albion at home before taking on Stenhousemuir in a rearranged match, also at Shielfield, on Tuesday, March 6. This will be followed by an away game against Elgin and then three successive home matches against Stenhousemuir, Edinburgh City and Elgin, which is another Tuesday night re-arranged fixture on March 27.
“These home games are important to us,” said Horn. “It’s all about finding a level of consistency and I think we are starting to get that now. We have had our share of bad luck, there is no denying that, but we are where we are, and things are starting to come together.”