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Barry Wants ‘Massive’ Reaction

Clyde manager Barry Ferguson says he is looking for a ‘massive’ reaction from his players after last night’s disappointment.

Ferguson watched on at Ibrox as his team went in 5-0 down at half-time, before conceding a further three goals in the second half. Kevin Watt grabbed a late consolation for The Bully Wee but it was not enough to avoid an 8-1 defeat or to help mask Ferguson’s disappointment.

The Clyde boss said: “We need to put it to the back of our minds and see a reaction now, it’s as simple as that. We’ve got to move on, we can’t dwell on it. We’ve got important league games coming up and that is what we’ve got to look ahead to.

“The players let themselves down last night, which I think they know and they are disappointed but now it is all about a reaction and I expect a massive one.”

Ferguson added that there was no point in losing his temper in the changing room after the game. He continued: “I didn’t need to say much in terms of ranting and raving, I went in and just spoke to them. They had a perfect place to go and show that they can compete at a decent level and they know themselves that they didn’t do that, so now we’ve got to sweep it aside and move on. As I have said, the biggest thing I will now look at is the reaction.”

While on the pitch Rangers comfortably got the better of The Bully Wee, in the stands the Clyde fans were in good voice for 90 minutes and Ferguson was keen to thank them.

He added: “The fans turned out in their numbers and kept singing throughout the game. We appreciate their support and hopefully we can now start moving up the table.”