Attitude is Critical for Jim

Following a busy week of off-field action for Jim Duffy, the Clyde boss spoke to the official website as he prepared to take a short holiday:-

“Things are going ok so far. It was good to get agreement with the players we have to date but, like any pre-season, there are some targets you get and some you don’t and the search continues. As I’ve said before, attitude is critical and we need to be sure that players are up for the challenges ahead.

“My aim is to get players in the key positions who have game knowledge. That is important as we need to have the right balance – it can’t all be players who are just starting out and learning their trade.

“I may have a few more players signed up by the start of training, but regardless there will be guys taking part that we will be running the rule over.

“We’ve got a number of matches lined-up, including Queen of the South, Kilmarnock Under-20s, Pollok and Cumbernauld United. I’m more than happy to get games under the belt as we work to build match fitness and get ourselves organised for the season ahead.”

The club will announce further details on friendlies and whether or not they can be attended by the public when the arrangements are finalised.

Jim concluded by commenting on the latest position regarding facilities:-

“The situation at Broadwood has not been formally concluded, but the likely outcome is that access to the stadium will be more limited than before. With now being the time when we need to confirm plans, I’m getting close to confirming training arrangements for the season.

“On Tuesdays we will be at Toryglen and I’m deciding between a few other venues for the Thursday night. In practical terms for coaching purposes, it will be a positive change as we will get a full half pitch to prepare on.

“Things are shaping up and we’ll keep the website informed of any other news in the run up to the start of pre-season training on the 23rd June.”