Stephen Enjoys the Football Feeling

Clyde’s new signing Stephen O’Donnell spoke to the media following Saturday’s match against Berwick Rangers.

The midfielder admitted that an action-packed 3-3 draw was a challenging way to start his second spell at the club:-

“I could have done with being broken in a bit easier than that! We were disappointed to give away the goals that we did, but we showed character in the last 15 minutes and that’s definitely a positive. At times I thought we looked really good, especially on the attack, but there’s lots for us to work on as well.”

After returning from a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to injury problems while with Dundee, Stephen was delighted to have featured in the full match:-

“I loved it, it was great to be back. It had been a long time – over 18 months – since I started a game. It was a great feeling when the third goal went in and the crowd were loud as well. You can’t really replicate that feeling anywhere else other than on the football pitch.

“I don’t think many people wanted to take the chance on me after the injuries I had, but the manager has given me an opportunity and a platform at Clyde. I’m grateful for that and I think the fact that I managed to get through the 90 minutes is proof that I can do it; to myself as well.”

The 31-year-old also revealed that he has settled back into the club quickly:-

“Just being involved again and being around a dressing room is good. The manager seems to have the place really bubbly and really professional as well.

“It’s the first time in my career that I’ve been part-time so that’s different for me, but I am doing coaching with a sports academy during the day so it’s a good fit.”