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Cowboy Fed Up With Snow Business

Thu, 31st Dec 2009 1:09pm

Clyde boss John McCormack spoke exclusively to www.clydefc.co.uk prior to this afternoon's training session with the first team squad...

"It has been a frustrating time and to be honest I just want the snow to go away so we can get on with the business, get the second half of the season started and get climbing up this league.

"The venue for training has changed but fortunately we have not missed a single session. We have been using Soccerworld in Glasgow and have been using those facilities alongside several other clubs, including some from the SPL and the First Division, so the players have seen that the club is backing them.

"The staff have been great to us and I would also like to thank the Board for helping us to use these facilities as costs can mount up. The sessions have all been positive, with the players participating well and keeping their fitness levels up. We will have another session on Saturday as our match is now off and, if the weather relents, we will arrange a bounce game prior to the game at Peterhead. In some ways the break has been good as the players enjoyed a few days off at Christmas and it has allowed the new guys time to get to know their team mates but it is vital that we keep match fit and ready for the challenges ahead.

"Without doubt I feel that it is an exciting time for the club as we search to add to the squad. I’ve put it to the players that the new guys coming in are here to help us all out. It will give us real competition for places and assist the young boys who at times have needed to be rested rather than played week in week out.

"We will confirm the deals to bring in Willie Kinniburgh and Adam Strachan when the window opens and are actively seeking to add another few players to the squad. Those additions might be in by the next game or it might take longer; what is important is that the guys are the right sort to help us put some points on the board.

"We watched Willie (Kinniburgh) a number of times and he is a player I am confident that we can build things around. I’ve spoken to him at length and he is looking forward to establishing himself in the team. Both he and Adam (Strachan) will be assets to the squad.

"Adam may not yet have fulfilled his early potential but his level of performances will be down to me. It will be up to me to make Adam focused, hungry and wanting to play in every game. He is not a youngster anymore and I want to help him find his top form - that will be my job and on his game he is certainly a player I would pay to see and will excite the fans.

"The Board have been good to me in finding some extra resources to back me. I could have chosen players who would have just done enough to get us to 8th but I’m looking for more, to make Clyde a force to be reckoned with once again in this division. I want the supporters to be proud of the club at every game, win, lose or draw and I’m desperate for the snow to go so we can do our talking on the park."