Sam Rogers ( centre ), one of many Supporters Trust members who attended the March 7th ‘Talk-in’ at Shielfield, pictured between Berwick Rangers assistant manager Robbie Horn ( left ) and manager Colin Cameron ( right ). Picture courtesy of Philip Rogers
More than 50 fans packed into the Sponsors’ Lounge on Friday night as the Berwick Rangers Supporters’ Club hosted a talk-in with manager Colin Cameron and his assistant Robbie Horn.
The pair answered questions on a variety of subjects related to the club, while chairman Brian Porteous also offered his thoughts on some issues.
Porteous revealed that in January, Berwick turned down “substantial sums” for striker Darren Lavery and captain Lee Currie to keep up the team’s promotion chase but both players are out of contract in the summer.
Speaking about Currie, Cameron said: “Since I’ve been at the club Lee has been brilliant but he’s an ambitious guy so if a Championship club were to come in for him he’d be stupid to turn that down. “The priority is to get him signed on for next season and I know the chairman is doing his utmost to try and make that happen.”
Ambition isn’t something that the former Cowdenbeath boss is lacking in his plans for the club with promotion hoping to be achieved sooner rather than later.
He said: “There’s a good base here at Berwick and if I can add some more quality then League One should be the club’s minimum expectation.
“I don’t see it happening in five years’ time, I want it to happen this season or if not, definitely next season.
“The chairman has the ambition and we have to walk before we can run but if we get into the play-offs then I think we can win promotion.”
Cameron admits the club are already on the look-out for potential new signings but they must have the right attitude, commitment and be the correct fit for the squad.
“We’re constantly looking for new players and there are more out there at the moment due to clubs trying to cut costs but they have to be the right players who can improve the team.
“We’re also looking to try and organise a match with a team of our players against a team of trialists towards the end of the season.”
So far, six players are contracted beyond the end of this season and they are Jonny Fairbairn, Andy Russell, Michael Andrews, Kenny O’Brien, Josh Morris and Paul Currie.
An entertaining evening then finished with the manager being asked about his playing career and reminiscing about Berti Vogts’ first match as Scotland manager in 2002, a 5-0 defeat where Cameron played 45 minutes in midfield against Patrick Vieira, Emmanuel Petit and Zinedine Zidane.