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Barry Pleased With Progress

Barry Ferguson spoke to the official website this evening, following a third and final night of pre-season activity this week.

“We’ve had four sessions now and I’ve been delighted with them,” he said. “We had a bit of an easier schedule tonight after a hard session on Tuesday and a tough closed door match last night. It’s back to the hard work on Saturday though and we’ll play another bounce game then.”

Queen of the South were the opposition at Broadwood last night, with Kevin Watt scoring for Clyde as the Doonhamers claimed a 2-1 win. Barry continued:-

“We more than matched a Championship team who will be fighting to get into the Premier League, so I was delighted with it. I’ve got no concern about the players’ effort or commitment, but they also showed a bit of quality which was great.”

Yesterday’s Petrofac Training Cup draw handed The Bully Wee a home match against Ayr United, which will be Barry’s first competitive match in charge of the club:-

“Ayr are a league above us and it’ll be a good test. Our main concern will be the league, but a cup run would be nice. I enjoyed them as a player and I’ll make it clear to the boys to go out and give it everything. 

“Ayr have got players that have played at a higher level so it’ll be a good game and something we’re looking forward to.”

The Clyde boss concluded:-

“The club has supported me with everything I’ve asked for so far and the atmosphere in the dressing room is really good. That’s what I want and if it’s a happy place, that should transfer out to performances on the pitch.

“We’re also close to finalising deals to sign three players and we’ll confirm that as soon as we can.”