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A Winters Tale

Clyde boss John Brown spoke to www.clydefc.co.uk tonight, as his preparations for the Livingston match were given a boost by the addition of Robbie Winters:-

“It’s fantastic to get a sponsor to bring Robbie to Clyde. He will add real quality and, as well as goals, he will offer us a different option up front with his link up play. With Pat Clarke and Willie McLaren back from suspension we now have some quality up front.”

Although McLaren returns from a ban, Alan Trouten will now miss two matches through suspension, but the disappointment of his absence will be lessened somewhat by the introduction of the experienced Winters. John continued:-

“Since returning to Scotland from Norway he had been suffering from a chronic hamstring injury, but recently he had a scan which showed that it has healed. His fitness levels may have dropped because of that injury but Robbie is a good professional.

“His experience will be invaluable and it is a chance for him to put himself in the shop window in this short-term deal. We’ve already seen in training and in our practice matches the quality he possesses.”

John was already in determined mood ahead of another home match on Saturday, which has got to be better than the last one:-

“The fans were a 100% right to make their feelings known at the Dunfermline match. I put the team on the park, it’s my call and I hold my hands up to that. It’s part and parcel of the game and the nature of the beast when things are not going well.

“I’ve never given up anything in my life and won’t give up now. I had to remind the boys of the spirit they showed against Partick when we got the break and the three points.

“That match demonstrated what can be achieved but I readily admit the last few games have not been good enough and if those lacklustre performances continue we will be in serious trouble. I will be looking for a reaction and response in the next six games.”

Look out for a full match preview on Friday.