200-PLUS appearances, a Third Division winner’s medal, a Scottish Cup quarter-final and ten years later – Steven Notman’s testimonial is a richly-deserved one.

The Innerleithen midfielder has been awarded the match by Berwick Rangers after a decade of service to the Shielfield Park club – with the club set to face Glasgow Rangers in a glamour match later this month.

And Notty admits it’s a hugely proud moment for himself.

He said: “It feels good to get a testimonial, obviously having been at Berwick for such a long time it’s very nice.

"There have been plenty of good and bad times at the club, a bit of a bumpy ride in places, but it is a very proud moment for me.

“It’s been a great experience being at the club for so long, when I first arrived at the club after leaving Hibs, I had done some travelling in Australia and played a bit for Vale of Leithen.

“So, to get back playing at a good level was great. In my career, I always tried to just keep my head down and work hard.

“I’ve played with some great players in my time, but I think managers I’ve played under have just liked me because of my attitude.”

The Shielfield Park clash has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 15, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

The Ibrox outfit will arrive in Berwick with some of the hottest prospects in Scottish football, with first-team players a possibility as well.

It’s a day that will have special significance for Notman, as a massive Rangers supporter, as he admits he’s looking forward to testing himself against the Govan starlets.

He continued: “My whole family are big Rangers fans, so it’ll be a special game for us. I have to say a huge thanks to Craig Robertson at Rangers for helping to arrange it all.

“It’s great for me and my family, I’m quite a lucky guy, and we’re hoping for a big turn-out – maybe some Rangers fans in the Borders who maybe don’t get to see them play as often.

“Even though it’s a testimonial, we’ll be looking to be competitive against a good Rangers team. There’ll be no mucking about; we know what we’re up against.

“If people can make it down, that would be fantastic – we would all really appreciate the support, especially anyone coming down from the Borders.

“Even if it is just the Rangers youngsters, it’ll be exciting to see the talent that’s coming through at Ibrox – and again, we’re hopeful that there might be a few of the first-team there.”

The match will undoubtedly spark a few memories for Notman, highlighting some of the stand-outs in a long career.

He added: “I have a few great memories of my time at the club, when I first arrived back in 2007 – we won the Third Division title under John Coughlin.

“I probably didn’t understand at the time what it meant, having been at Hibs you maybe take it for granted a wee bit.

“In the nine seasons since, we haven’t really been able to get close to those heights, so that’s one definite highlight.

“The other one would be when we made the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup, playing Hibs at Easter Road.

“It was great to play in a big game which was live on Sky, it was brilliant because we weren’t expected to do anything in the Scottish.

“Those two stick out for me, it has been a great ride.”

Steven Notman’s testimonial will take place on Wednesday, November 15, at 7.45pm.