Jun 11 2010 By Fraser Wilson
GLASGOW TIGERS are set to field almost half a new team when they travel to Berwick on Saturday looking for vital Premier League points.
A third new face is set to make his Tigers debut at Shielfield with former Workington Comets star John Branney joining fellow newboys Joe Screen and Nick Morris in the line-up.
The Glasgow team for the trip to the Border town now reads: 1 Joe Screen 2 Lee Dicken 3 Travis McGowan 4 John Branney 5 Josh Grajczonek 6 Nick Morris and 7 Jamie Courtney.
Branney arrives at Ashfield perhaps with a point to prove. Despite making an excellent start to the season with the Comets he was ditched this week in favour of American Kenny Ingalls.
The 24-year-old Cumbrian was quickly snapped up by Tigers management team and will replace of Anders Andersen who had reached the end of his 28 day loan spell from Berwick.
Branney, Screen and Morris will now all make their home debuts in the same meeting, a tough encounter against Redcar on Sunday less than 24 hours after the trip to Berwick.
Co-Promoter Alan Dick said: "We really do need a lift and hopefully these new faces will allow that to happen.
"We have perhaps lost a little of the balance of our side since Robert Ksiezak's injury and we are still in the same boat of having an imbalance. However these changes should at least give us a little more consistency in the middle order, while the signing of Screenie will be so important, not just on the track, but he is sure to be a great influence on the younger lads.
"I know that Nick Morris for example will be looking to learn a lot from him and Jamie Courtney is another who could pick up some valuable tips from him, so I see his signing as being a winner all round.
"He is vastly entertaining on track, the public will unquestionably take to him and the rest of the team could learn from him, so that sounds good to me."