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PREVIEW: League Leaders Visit Broadwood

It might be holiday season for some but the Bully Wee remain in the midst of a hectic period of games and manager Jim Duffy spoke to

“It has been a busy time and with part-time players you do see some struggling through tiredness as the games have been relentless. The one thing though that I am delighted about is the change of attitude in the squad. We are working hard and the extent of the players’ disappointment in drawing the match with Montrose demonstrates that we have come a fair way.”

Duffy continued but took time out to focus on a player who has had a difficult time since joining the club…

“We are competing well and now we have a virtually full squad to pick from. Unfortunately the exception to that is Paul McMullan who is out for the rest of the season. It’s been dreadful for him as he got injured on his debut but he won’t recover from his fracture before the end of the season.”

There was better news about Marc McCusker and Ross McMillan…

“Both Ross and Marc have been carrying knocks but both are keen to play and are available for tomorrow. The Arbroath game is another tough one for us and the first part of yet another double header but we performed well against them last time at Broadwood and we are aiming to repeat that on Saturday.”

Jim concluded by commenting on a common fault that has affected Clyde all season…

“On Tuesday, like many other games, we didn’t take our chances when we were on top. That has been critical this season. Even last Saturday against Annan I felt we actually controlled the game a lot better than the night we won the tie but we didn’t take our chances last weekend and the same happened in Tuesday’s match.

“In recent games we’ve been missing that spark up front or the final ball but overall I’m pleased with the players’ approach. We are now going into matches believing that we can win and that is a significant change and even though Arbroath are top we will go in with that positive thinking tomorrow.”