Stuart Millar spoke to www.clydefc.co.uk today for a mid-holiday update.
Clyde’s head coach started with some news on the squad front:-
“As reported elsewhere, due to work commitments Murray Henderson will be leaving the squad. He is being relocated to Dubai and it is a great opportunity for him. We will maintain his registration at the club for the time being but we really just want to wish him all the best. Personally, I’ve worked with Murray over many years and I will particularly miss his professionalism off the park and his presence in the dressing room. However, I understand and respect his decision to go.
“With Murray going and Bryan (Dingwall) already away we have some space to bring in others. I’m hopeful that a loan deal can be agreed in time for Sunday’s game but a final decision will be made nearer the time. We want to be able to judge the likelihood of the match taking place before we confirm the final details of the move.”
Some slightly milder weather has moved into the country but, as always, Cumbernauld has suffered more than most and Sunday’s New Year match against Berwick Rangers is dependant on a continued improvement in conditions over the next five days. Stuart continued:-
“We are at the stage now where we are all desperate to play. We’ve had six weeks off and that is as long as a close season, without the chance to do the sort of training you can achieve in the summer. Gladly, things have improved recently though and we’ve been able to train, albeit away from Broadwood.”
Indoor facilities have helped clubs across the country and Stuart concluded by revealing that the Bully Wee also took advantage of these, with some public holiday action:-
“Yesterday we played a bounce game against Hibs, which helped immensely. We lost out 4-3 but it was good to get a game. Nikki Paterson was our hat-trick goalscorer with two free kicks and a penalty strike.
“We are now just hoping for the thaw to continue so we can get some games on and get some points on the board.”