Clyde welcome St. Johnstone to Broadwood tomorrow and a repeat of the result when the two teams last met would be extremely welcome to the Bully Wee.
Goals from Dave McKay, Scott Gemmill and Ricky Waddell sealed a fine 2-3 win at McDiarmid Park in August.
As reported earlier in the week, Ricky will not be able to repeat his goalscoring exploits this time as a foot injury rules him out. He joins Paul Emslie (knee) and Neil McGregor (ankle) on the sidelines.
Willie McLaren came through the midweek friendly match strongly and is again in the squad following his comeback last week. Another who played in the match, Alan Lithgow, is added and several others who featured may also be considered for inclusion by John Brown.
There is no doubt that that tomorrow will be a tough test for the Bully Wee a fact not denied by John, however the Clyde boss also took heart from the form of the league leaders:-
“I don’t think they’ve looked back since we beat them in our last meeting. Saints have gone on a good run and we must take heart from that, as if we can get our shooting boots on then we too can go on a run. Two or three good results in a row can make all the difference in this league.
“Our job as coaches now is to keep the players buoyant and focussed and to pass on our experience. People talk about how well Airdrie have played this season yet we are only two points behind them so we have to remember that and not panic.”
– The match has been classed as category ‘A’; click here for full admission and turnstile information.
– Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Clyde View. Priced at just £2.50, the coveted 84-page matchday programme is full of features on the Bully Wee and the Perth Saints.
– You can give yourself a chance of winning the Clyde Lottery record jackpot of £8750 by picking your four numbers at the match. Terry Ashton will be selling tickets from the servery at the North side of the Main Stand and Tom McCorkindale will be on foot around the Stadium.