Berwick’s Blair Henderson aims to shoot Spartans down

Blair Henderson. Picture: Greg Macvean
Blair Henderson. Picture: Greg Macvean
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Seven weeks ago Blair Henderson struck a double for Bonnyrigg Rose against Hill of Beath Hawthorn in the Super League at New Dundas Park.

This afternoon, he could feature in new club Berwick Rangers’ biggest game of the season so far in their William Hill Scottish Cup fifth-round tie.

It’s something of a whirlwind change for the 20-year-old striker, who came close to winning a deal at Hearts at the end of 2013 and then spent a week training with Hibs in September last year. Henderson, who owes Rose manager David McGlynn a debt for helping him to return to the Seniors after spells with East Fife and Annan Athletic, is loving life at the League Two outfit where he has scored once in three substitute appearances since moving to the club in January. “It’s a good return for me so far,” he said. “I just need to wait on my chance to start a game. I’m hopefully not there to sit on the bench, but until I prove myself then I understand why I’m on the bench.

“Coming from the Juniors, it might take time for me to prove myself as I’ve had six, seven, maybe eight months out since playing Senior. It’s just up to me to get myself in the team and train well. My goals have got me back so hopefully I can continue that here.”

Henderson will be hoping to make his mark if handed the chance by manager Colin Cameron today.