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Weekend Preview

Like buses, games against Ross County all seem to come at once. After not playing against County from mid August to December, tomorrow represents our fourth encounter since our trip to Dingwall on 18 December. Clyde’s record has been good with three wins out of four games but there is no room for complacency.

Clyde boss Billy Reid commented. “We have to maintain our form and our second place, also all of the squad are playing for their starting places in the match next Sunday”.

Broadwood has certainly come alive with the preparations for the big match and the Clyde gaffer is pragmatic enough to realise that some thoughts will go towards that game but he also pointed out that the Club still has a lot to play for this season.

“Next week will be a big game. Some will go and move on to better things; for others it might be their only chance in playing in such a match but for now we have to concentrate on the next game. We saw the quality of the County side on Tuesday and no doubt they will be heading down the road to gain revenge. So once more we will need to be at our very best.”

The Clyde manager has a few injury concerns with Graham Jones continuing to be the biggest worry but unlike some other clubs Clyde do not have the depth of squad to freshen up the side dramatically so the team lines maybe very similar to Tuesday. “We’ve asked a lot of the players this season but they have always responded to the call and we will be going all out to get another three points tomorrow”.

Ross County will be back at Broadwood tomorrow with McCunnie and Robertson doubtful but possibly featuring long-term absentee Stuart Taylor back in the squad.

Elsewhere in the Division Falkirk have a tricky trip to Dumfries. Fingernails will be chewed at New Douglas Park as the Accies host Thistle in the first relegation six-pointer. Revitalised Raith Rovers travel to Airdrie and it is the battle of the Saints at Love Street.

Matches with Ross County may have been plentiful but they have also brought some special moment: the unforgettable debut of Karim Kerkar, and the special goals of Harty, Arbuckle and John Rankin. It remains to be seen who will be the hero tomorrow.