Senior service required from every player in Cove team
Highland League champions Cove Rangers entertain Berwick Rangers in the first leg of their Pyramid Play- off final with manager Jo h n S h e r a n expected to be at the game as he continues his recovery from a heart attack.
Assistant manager Graeme Mathieson remains in charge and he is expecting the Borderers to be in no mood to lose their place in SPFL League 2.
“B e r wi c k a r e a wel l - established senior si de and they will not want to give that up,” he said. “We have to play at the level of a senior side to get the better of them.
“Some of our boys have played at that level before and some have not but we need everyone to be at that level to win.”
Cove will be without exRoss County midfielder Martin Scott after their appeal against the red card he picked up against East Kilbride last weekend was unsuccessful.
Berwick assistant manager Ian Little wants a disciplined performance to ensure they have somet hing t o play f or i n t he home leg next weekend.
L i t t l e , who was o n l y brought in alongside manager John Brownlie ten days ago said: “We have had one game in charge and t hree t r ai ning s essions which is not a lot of time. We cannot change the players, but what we can ask for is that they keep their shape and stick to a game plan.”