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Three Added to Derby Day Squad

Fri, 2nd Jan 2009 2:27pm

New signings Tony Stevenson and Craig O'Reilly are both included in the squad to face rivals Partick Thistle tomorrow.

Following a broken rib, Stuart Kettlewell returns and is also added. Mark Brown, an earlier injury doubt due to a hip injury, has also recovered in time to be considered for a starting place.

However, five players will definitely miss the match. Chris Higgins, Ruari MacLennan and Gary McSwegan are all suspended, with injuries keeping Neil McGregor and Scott Gemmill out.

John Brown spoke to the official website this afternoon and was looking forward to the match:-

"It's a derby match but it's also three points to be fought for. We've had four wins in a row at Broadwood now so we need to keep the attitude and effort going and try and build on that.

"I watched Thistle against Morton on Tuesday and it was very tight so we know it's going to be a tough match. Form can go out the window in derby matches though and then it's about who wants it most.

"The spirit in the camp is good and the boys are looking forward to it."

The Clyde boss also spoke about the two new additions, both of whom could feature:-

"Tony can play right-back, right-wing back or in the holding midfield role. He's a very good user of the ball and brings a threat from dead-ball situations. I knew him through my previous agency work and I've seen him in a number of games. I think our fans will see that he is a decent player.

"Craig's looked sharp in front of goal in training already. He needs to work on his general play and his fitness but that will come after a few weeks. He's got a good touch for a big guy and gives us another option."


Admission

The match has been classed as category 'A'; click here for full admission and turnstile information.

Your Clyde View

Bully Wee fans are reminded that the first 84 page Clyde View of 2009 will be on sale tomorrow and will be packed with all the usual features including:-

• Team captain Stuart Kettlewell’s New Year resolution for 2009
• The Past Master who was lured from Pittodrie to join Clyde and why he rated Frank McGarvey so highly
• The only Clyde player ever to be capped for Australia at full international level
• A New Year message to all Clyde fans from Partick Thistle programme editor Tom Hosie

These features and much, much more are contained in tomorrow’s match programme, priced £2.50 so don’t miss it!

Lottery

You can give yourself a chance of winning the Clyde Lottery record jackpot of £10500 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.

Picture: Craig O'Reilly (left) and Tony Stevenson after training today