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Progress On and Off the Pitch

Barry Ferguson spoke to the official website last night, saying he was delighted with Saturday’s League Two win. However, he was also keen to stress the importance of the bigger picture and doing his bit to get Clyde out into the community.

Reflecting on the 1-0 win at East Fife, The Bully Wee boss said: “It was a good result at a difficult place to go and we were delighted to get the three points. We’ve played better but at the end of the day three points was the main thing for us.”

Two players who didn’t feature on Saturday were Scott Ferguson and Ross McKinnon. The manager confirmed that his namesake was struggling with an injury and he explained the reasons behind McKinnon leaving the club: “Ross didn’t want to stay and fight for his place, he wanted to move on and I am pretty open if people want to do that. I won’t be difficult to deal with and I will let them go. If they are not happy and they want to move then I won’t stand in their way.”

As well as managing the team on a Saturday and putting the squad through their paces at training three nights a week, Ferguson has also been spending his time promoting the club in the community. 

The manager visited Bankhead Primary School as well as supporting the recent Show Racism the Red Card event (pictured) and he confirmed he is looking to do more to spread the good word of The Bully Wee.

“I am going to sit down with the chairman and the board,” he continued. “I think we need to get out in the community a wee bit and try do a few things. We’ll be discussing how we can get into the schools and drum up some interest by doing some sessions with the kids.

“I was in the primary school last week and it was great – I thoroughly enjoyed it and I think that is something we all agree we need to start doing more of and I am more than willing to get out there. At night we are training three nights a week but during the day I am more than happy to try to go out and get Clyde back into the community.

“The first team is my full focus at night but during the day I want to try and get Clyde back on the football map. If that means going out and about the schools or doing things in the community then that is what I am here to do – I am here to try and help the club progress in any way I can.”