AFTER winning their William Hill Scottish Cup second round tie and earning a home tie with Highland League side Brora Rangers in round three, Cowdenbeath are back on important Ladbrokes League 2 business this Saturday.

The Blues are away to Berwick Rangers, a team they beat 4-0 at home a few weeks ago, and it is important that they leave Shielfield with something this weekend, and preferably a win.

The league positions show Cowden in seventh place but if they were to lose at Berwick they could move down to second bottom spot so a result is very important.

Cowdenbeath played well against a useful Clyde team to earn their home tie with Brora on November 24 and manager Gary Bollan is looking for a whole lot more of that at Berwick.

Rangers have a new manager in post and they also had the boost of a cup win last weekend against Lowland League opposition so they will be fired up for the game.

Mr Bollan was delighted with the way his team played against Clyde: “Some people may have felt it was a shock result us beating Clyde but I felt we merited the win.

“We were short of a few players on Saturday, with Gary Fraser suspended, Jason Talbot working and Robbie Buchanan carrying an injury, but the men who took on Clyde played well.

“It was important that we kept close tabs on David Goodwillie and that we did while at the other end our fast breaks had Clyde struggling at times.

“Yes we could have done better at their goal but over the piece we were well worth the result and a home game against Brora in round three.”

And the manager wants to see more of the same against Berwick: “This is a very important game and if we can win it and then beat Elgin in our next home game it would strongly improve our league placing.

“We will have Talbot and Buchanan available but Fraser will serve the second part of his suspension for his sending off against Stirling and goalkeeper Dave McGurn is suspended also, but I have every confidence in Ryan Goodfellow who will replace him..

“And, if we played as solidly as we did against Clyde, we can get the result we want.”

The scorer of the second goal against Clyde, and William Hill man of the match, David Cox, agreed: “This is a very important league game for us and one we have to win.

“I felt we always looked capable of scoring against Clyde for their defenders found our pace hard to handle and I was delighted to get on the end of Kris Renton’s cross and get the second which gave us a safety cushion.

“Now we must look to show the same sort of attacking threat at Berwick.”

The Scottish Cup draw paired Cowdenbeath with a Highland League side and the Blues will be confident of making round four where they could get a money spinning tie.

However, having had a tough two games with Cove Rangers in the League 2 Play-off Final in May the Blues will be taking nothing for granted.