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Gibson Aims to Repay Fans

Fri, 28th Aug 2015 3:40pm

He saved a penalty and was voted man of the match, but goalkeeper John Gibson was left frustrated by full-time on Saturday as The Bully Wee fell to a 2-0 loss against Montrose.

The new Clyde number one spoke to the official website ahead of tomorrow's match against East Stirlingshire and, although he was clearly hurting following the loss, he is looking forward to a 'massive game' and is confident the team can get over the disappointment of the last two results by picking up points in the coming weeks.

Reflecting on last weekend's game, Gibson said: "I was gutted with the result. I was just wanting the next game to come along straight away so we could get out there, put things right and try to get a positive result.

"It was good to make the penalty save and some other saves but that is my job, that is why I am here – I was still as disappointed as the rest of the players, management and fans at the end of the game." 

The team have found goals hard to come by so far this season but Gibson believes his teammates can put that right this weekend. The keeper continued: "It is a great squad, full of good boys and hopefully we can start kicking on and picking up results for the fans and the manager.

"We have got the players, we are creating chances and I think it is only a matter of time before we get that wee bit of luck and start scoring. We will score, it will come, our luck will change but we just need to keep working hard on the pitch.

"This weekend is going to be massive but every game is going to be massive because we want to win every week and try to get as many points on the board as we can. We know what we need to do on Saturday and we are looking forward to it."

Despite his disappointment at results in the last two weeks, Gibson is enjoying life at Broadwood and he was keen to thank both the management team and the Bully Wee support. 

The goalkeeper concluded: "I am really enjoying playing for the club. To be honest, last year I didn’t really enjoy my football and I saw this as a new challenge and I was really impressed with what the manager and Bob Malcolm told me. 

"I made up my mind within minutes of speaking to both of them that I wanted to come here and I am delighted to be at Clyde and working with the gaffer, Bob and Mark Roberts.

"Honestly, the fans have been different class. Even up at Brora there were plenty who travelled. The club has a great support and at the Livingston games they were brilliant, they never stopped singing. They have been great supporting the boys so far and hopefully we can pay them back with a lot of good results and send them home happy."

Picture by James Turnbull