Farrell is Bully Wee Assistant

John McCormack has moved quickly to bring his first new face to the club by appointing David Farrell (left) as his assistant.

Farrell, 40, enjoyed a long career primarily at Hibs but also including time at Partick Thistle, Airdrie and Stranraer before he retired in 2004.

He soon moved into coaching and was part of the Gretna youth set up before becoming Alex Rae’s assistant at Dundee in 2006. He left the Dees just over a year ago, following Rae’s departure.

Cowboy spoke to www.clydefc.co.uk about his selection as he returned home from watching Arbroath’s draw with Alloa tonight…

“To be honest, I’m still on a cloud nine following my appointment. Every day is a gift. A lot of things have been done and will happen. Tonight is further evidence of that with the appointment of David Farrell as my assistant.

“David is a guy I’m comfortable with and I’ve confidence in as I’ve known him as a player and a coach. He is keen to get in and will meet the squad on Thursday; he is a real players’ person who the guys will enjoy working with and I will be glad to have him by my side. He will be an asset to Clyde FC.”

One person leaving the club is goalkeeping coach Lyndsay Hamilton…

“I had a chat with Lyndsay last night and want to wish him all the best for the future and thank him for the work he has done for the club. But I know who I want to get in alongside me and I hope to resolve that position in the near future.”

The conversation turned to the playing squad and John remained upbeat…

“It’s not what you can’t do but what you can do. Ronaldo may have turned us down but I can assure the supporters that preparations are already underway to strengthen. I would ask the fans to bear with me on this, we are all in this together and I know the Board are working hard with me to try and bring in players to help the current squad.

“I drove up to Arbroath tonight determined to see if there was anything that I could spot which would make a difference for Saturday’s game. The bottom line is I will do anything I can to help the players and get the club moving back up the league.”