A RANGERS XI will make the hop over the border tomorrow night to face Berwick Rangers in Steven Notman’s testimonial.
Notman, who played against Gers for the Northumberland club in the 2012/13 season, is a long-time servant at Sheilfield Park, and the ‘Wee Rangers’ are hoping for as big a crowd as possible to turn out in support of him.
Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions for the 7.45pm kick-off, and can be purchased from the Berwick Rangers club store. It’s also planned to open cash gates on the evening.
Gers goalkeeper Robby McCrorie is spending this season on-loan at Shielfield, and spoke to rangers.co.uk about his deserving teammate.
McCrorie said: “He’s been at Berwick for a long time and it very professional in the way he goes about things both off the pitch and in training. He’s been good with me too in terms of talking me through things.
“He’s been playing in midfield for us, and I would say he is a very solid, consistent player.
“Everyone at Berwick is looking forward to the game, and they will be hoping to get a good turnout. Steven has been at the club for a long time and it’s not every week you get a Rangers team coming down. They’ll be hoping for a good turnout and I’m sure everybody’s looking forward to it.”
McCrorie feels he has benefited massively by playing first-team football on a weekly basis in League Two, and feels the standard of football there is higher than many may think.
He added: “It’s been really good for me. Over the last year or so it’s been on my mind to get out on loan, and I can feel the big benefit it has had on me personally with the experience I’ve had so far.
“You want the three points and to finish as high-up in the league as possible to try and get promotion. It’s that extra motivation for me and being part of a team that has a real willingness to win.
“Even at Berwick, there are a lot of players who are technically good and have maybe been at a higher level before, and this is now them coming to the end of their career.
“But you can see the quality that is there, and when you look at League Two and League One, there probably isn’t much of a difference between the standards.
“I get worked every week and there are a lot of new challenges for myself.”