Berwick manager Ian Little given award boost

Ian Little with his award
Little received an early Christmas present from Irn Bru

Caretaker Ian Little has gone some way to securing his future as Berwick Rangers manager after winning an Irn Bru Phenomenal award for November.

Three wins and a draw have earned the 38-year-old the manager of the month award in Division Three.

Before rounding off the month with a 5-3 win away to Montrose, Little was told he had until the end of the year to prove he could be full-time boss.

That was despite some high-profile applications for the job.

Former England midfielder Colin Todd is believed to have applied for the post following the sacking of Jimmy Crease, while former Partick Thistle boss Ian McCall was also strongly linked with the post.

Berwick fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat at home to Clyde in their first December fixture but followed that up with a two-goal fightback in a 2-2 draw at home to promotion-chasing Alloa Athletic on Saturday.

Denying Alloa the opportunity to go top of the table also put Berwick level on points with Elgin City, who sit in the final promotion play-off place on goal difference.

Forward Little, who joined Berwick in 2004 after spells with Livingston, Stenhousemuir and Alloa, played the last of his four games this season in his first game in charge, a 1-1 draw with Elgin.