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Introducing.... John Baird

Thu, 18th Sep 2003 12:00am

Assistant Manager Billy Reid introduces John Baird to kick-off a new series on the website that will give you a bit of background on our talented under-19 squad. Several of the boys will be, of course, hoping to follow Mark Gilhaney and Paul Doyle into the first team this season...

Number 1: John Baird

Date of birth: 22/08/85 (Age 18)

Height: 5' 7"

Nickname: "Ginger"

Position(s): Striker

Previous club(s): Clyde FC Youth

Strengths: A willingness to work and learn, strong on the ball.

Areas of game needing work: Concentration in training and matches, and also learning when to release the ball quicker.

First team player most similar to: Ian Harty

Best moment at Clyde: First team debut against Ayr at Somerset at the end of last season.

How long before we'll see him in the first team? One to watch!

Billy Reid says... "John has improved very much in his 1st year of full-time training. He needs to keep switched on at all times, and could break through into the first team if he takes this on board."