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Halliday Returns for Blue Toon Clash

Fri, 16th Oct 2009 7:11pm

Clyde begin the second quarter of the Second Division season at Broadwood tomorrow by welcoming Peterhead for their first ever match in Cumbernauld.

It's also a chance for the Bully Wee to record their third win in as many matches, following wins over Stenhousemuir and Arbroath in the last seven days.

John Brown has no new injury problems after the midweek trip to Gayfield, meaning only Dave McKay is unavailable. Robert Halliday comes back into contention after serving a one-match ban.

The Clyde boss also revealed that he will be having a closer looking at a couple of trialists in Sunday's match against Manchester United XI, but stressed that the emphasis was firmly on the league match tomorrow.

"The boys are obviously in good spirits, they have been working hard and are now getting the breaks they deserve."

"Against Arbroath, Howarth and Sawyers look to be building a decent partnership that will cause defences problems, we benefited also from the balance in the midfield with the energy of Willie McLachlan and the experience of Marvyn Wilson working well together.However I'd also like to mention Callum Reidford, Arbroath did create chances and Callum made 3 or 4 excellent and brave stops that helped us alot on the night, he has been a standout for us this season."

"It does look good for the club with youngsters Connor Cassidy and Connor Stevenson also in the squad and I thought young Cassidy did very well for us at left back the other night so all in all Wednesday was very encouraging."

"This weekend is another test for us, its the start of the 2nd quarter and it is important for us to maintain the momentum gained this week. Peterhead had an excellent win during the week as well so they too will be in good spirits but it is a game we are all looking forward to."

"It's been a tough schedule and after the Peterhead match we of course face another challenge against Manchester United. Sunday will be our fourth game in eight days but all the players will get the chance to play against Man U and it will be a great opportunity for the boys to learn against some of the rising talent of Old Trafford as well as first teamers like Obertan and Da Silva." 

"On Sunday we will utilise the whole squad and we will also feature a couple of trialists to freshen up things as we seek to bolster the squad. It will be a great occassion for the club but our main aim is to go into that special game with three points and at the moment that is all I'm focussing on."


Admission

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

Your Clyde View

In tomorrow's Clyde View, the highlights include:-

• The day Hamilton Accies saved Clyde’s blushes
• A former 'keeper whose one mistake blighted his Bully Wee career
• The Clyde part-timer who went on to play for Barcelona
• The former Clyde and Peterhead player, signed by the same manager three times
• Gordon Sydney’s Bully Wee Top Ten... escapes from Division Two!

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

You can also purchase the edition online instantly! Click here.

Lottery

You can give yourself a chance of winning the Clyde Lottery jackpot of £5250 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.

50/50 Half-Time Draw

The 50-50 draw is taking a break for this match, but will be back for Sunday's visit of Manchester United XI.