Defeat was ‘hard watch’ for manager

Berwick manager Ian Little admitted it was ‘a hard watch’ as his side were thumped 7-0 in their opening League Cup group game by Championship side Ayr United at Shielfield on Saturday.

Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 2:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 2:33 pm
Berwick manager Ian Little.

The visitors netted five goals in a comprehensive first half performance and added two more in the second half as Rangers found themselves on the receiving end.

Little said: “That was difficult for me to take from the sidelines. It was a hard watch, but I have to take the positives from it.

“We had a good spell early on and I would like to see the players holding onto the ball a little bit more and play more football, sometimes I think the football has been coached out of the players these days and I want to get away from that.

“Ayr took their goals well, but we gave the ball away cheaply and that’s something we have to get out of the habit of doing.”

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Little, who will take charge of the club in their first season in the Lowland League, added: “There is a lot of work to do at this club, but everyone is positive and hopefully we can get them back to where they belong.

“The first four or five games are not easy, it will be a learning curve for many of the players, but we will not be up against sides of that quality in the Lowland League every week.

“One thing I do know, however, is that the players will have to learn fast, because the games will come thick and fast from now on.

“The squad is starting to take shape, I just need to get them playing how I want them to play.”

Rangers have added another two new names to their player roster, with Little hopeful that at least one new face can added before this Saturday’s away game at Stranraer.

Kevin Waugh and Cammy Lumsden both featured in Saturday’s game at Shielfield against Ayr United, and will also figure in the upcoming games against Stranraer, Falkirk and Livingston and the Challenge Cup tie against Rangers Colts.

”I had been looking at two players,” said Little, “but one of them has gone elsewhere. Hopefully I can get the other one in before next Saturday’s game.”