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PREVIEW: Arbroath v Clyde

Fri, 21st Nov 2014 9:39pm

Clyde face a tough test tomorrow in the shape of a trip to Angus to face League Two leaders Arbroath.

The Red Lichties have made an impressive start to the season, winning nine of their first 12 matches to top the table with 27 points, two points clear of second placed Queen's Park.

When the teams met at Broadwood earlier this season Arbroath ran out 5-2 winners and Barry Ferguson knows his team are in for another challenge. Speaking to the official website, he said: "They are flying high so we expect a tough game. 

"Obviously we played them earlier in the season and then we had them watched again last week so we know they are a good team."

Ferguson was left frustrated last weekend as The Bully Wee's season continued in inconsistent fashion with a 1-0 loss against East Stirling but he refused to use injuries to a number of attacking players as an excuse for the disappointment: "Injuries are not an excuse and I will never use them as an excuse – when players are injured it is down to the players who haven't been in the team to come in and prove what they can do.

"I have been involved in football long enough to know you can't play the same players every week – every team will pick up injuries and you need to deal with them. 

"Some of the players who were out injured last week did parts of training this week but not all of them completed it which is a concern. I will speak to the players tomorrow to see how they feel before making any final decisions."