INJURY issues are starting to pile up for Cowdenbeath as they bid to extend their unbeaten run to five games when Berwick Rangers come to Central Park on Saturday.

Cowden are only four points off seventh place in the Lowland League table with six games to go.

In Saturday’s game with Edinburgh University, several of the team played carrying knocks, but got through it well and collected another three points to take the club on to the 40-point mark.

Manager Calum Elliot was delighted to get the win on the board, but realises that one or two players may have to sit out the Berwick game.

He said: “We deserved the three points, and it was good to get a clean sheet, but the injury issues are starting to pile up.

“We have six games to play, and the injuries are certainly underlining the fact that a number of players are facing having to play out of position, but they are a good bunch and are ready for the challenge.”

Elliot added: “Berwick are a good side, but hopefully we can put out a team which can get another positive result.”

The game is likely to come too soon for attacker, Zac Butterworth, who picked up a nasty injury against Stirling University, while left-back, Jack Tait, has a job opportunity in Canada, so he too will be missing.

The Central Park surface was a little bumpy for the Stirling Uni game, which meant it provided problems for the Blues’ players, so they will be hoping it is a lot flatter for Saturday’s match, which is also Cowdenbeath Reunion Day.