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Clyde 1 v 0 St. Johnstone

Sat, 25th Aug 2007 5:45pm

Ruari MacLennan was the goal hero as the Bully Wee clinched an excellent 1-0 victory over St.Johnstone. The Perth Saints missed some gilt edged chances in the first half but in the end had no answer to a spirited Clyde side who worked hard to secure a deserved three points.

Clyde boss Colin Hendry was fairly low key as he faced the media...

"We are in the pack now! It was a good result but things still have to be addressed. People talk of a crisis but I don't write the headlines and I heard today that it was September before Clyde won their first game last year. Today doesn't change anything though.

"There is understandable concern over the amount of quality players here at the moment. Last week we lost 1 and looked what happened - if we were to lose 3 or 4 then it would be a difficult task. We have a core which is capable but the depth is not and that needs to be rectified.

"Sean and David worked well as a pair up front. They are raw teenagers but they deserved their opportunity. Overall I believe we edged it and deserved it. As I said when I started, this game is all about results and it was good to get a victory today."

A disappointed St.Johnstone Manager Owen Coyle had been first to face the press...

"I hope to never see another match were we miss such chances. Clyde started well but the chances were beyond belief; not half chances but sitters. All credit to Clyde they battled away and they have some good players.

"Clyde were fortuitous with the goal as we had four players around the ball and they defended valiantly late on. We were missing some players through injury and suspension and did not get international clearance for another player. But I have to say that didn't affect the result as we missed some great opportunities. Daal should have had a hat-trick and later on Stewart and Jackson both should have done better but we paid the price."