McLean’s silver lining at end-of-season bash

Berwick player of the Year Andy McLean.
Berwick player of the Year Andy McLean.

ANDY McLean swept the boards at Berwick Rangers’ annual end-of-season ‘Player of the Year’ awards.

The 21-year-old Teri, who was the only ever-present in the team during 2010/11, walked off with an armful of trophies.

He was named as ‘Player of the Year’ by Berwick Rangers Junior Supporters, the Directors, the Supporters’ Club, the Supporters’ Trust, the Borders Branch of the Supporters’ Club, the Tweeddale Press Group (match merit marks) and his fellow team-mates who named him as the Players’ Player. The only award the central defender missed out on was the top goalscorer

It was a tremendous accolade for a player who has effectively had to work his way through the club’s youth system, having spent a year out on loan with East of Scotland side Coldstream before being recalled.

Manager Jimmy Crease said: “Andy is the perfect example of what a young player can achieve. He listens to everything that he is told and is a great example to anyone who wants to go further in the game. He works hard in training and on the pitch.”

Andy (pictured) has just signed a new two-year contract at Shielfield Park and he admitted he had no hesitation in putting pen to paper. He said: “It was the club who offered me a two year deal, but they have said that if another club comes in for me they wouldn’t stand in my way if it was what I wanted.

“For the time being though I am a Berwick player.”