Up on the roof – Berwick Rangers thankful boss John Coughlin is willing to get his hands dirty



CHAIRMAN Len Eyre has admitted Berwick Rangers are fortunate to have John Coughlin as manager – because the trained roofer is saving the club cash by carrying our repairs at Shielfield Park.

The Wee Rangers were celebrating on Saturday night after their 3-2 win over Edinburgh City meant they escaped the worries of a relegation play-off with Lowland League winners East Kilbride.

Eyre has confessed he feared the club would not have recovered from slipping out of the SPFL.

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But he is hoping the English outfit now have a brighter future under the hard-working Coughlin.

Eyre told the club’s website: “The result of Saturday’s match against Edinburgh City has brought about a sense of great relief throughout the borough of Berwick.

“It would have been unthinkable if Berwick Rangers had gone out of the League; in my opinion they wouldn’t have got back.

“It would have been detrimental to the town and any plans the football club would like to pursue.

“We have to put this season behind us and all factions of Berwick Rangers Football Club [have to] forget their differences and all pull together and get fully behind the team, manager and his staff so that [we] can move forward into the 2017-2018 season with confidence.

“It is convenient for the football club that John Coughlin is full-time manager as he supervises the newly-formed football academy and the coaching of the development squad.

“At present John is repairing the roofs as he is a fully qualified roofer, which is saving the football club a tremendous amount of money!”