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Marvin: Squad Ready for Challenge

Clyde defender Marvin Andrews spoke to the press following Saturday’s Ladbrokes League 2 match at Arbroath.

The man from Trinidad and Tobago contributed to a clean sheet as The Bully Wee secured an important single-goal victory, in a match that featured plenty of endeavour but wasn’t always for the football purist on a bumpy surface.

“At this stage of the season it’s all about getting points,” he said. “It’s all about winning, not how much pretty football you can play. We came here to get three points and we fulfilled that dream.

“Arbroath is a hard place to get points but we had a game plan and took advantage of a bit of good fortune with the own goal. I know it’s not always good on the eye for the fans, but our main target is wins at the moment.”

The result moved Clyde back into the play-off zone in the league table, but Marvin wasn’t getting carried away with a busy period of matches coming up. He continued:-

“It’s a good platform for us, we have a few games in hand, but we’ll take one game at a time and look forward to Tuesday against East Stirling now.

“We had a good run earlier in the season, but then we had a wee tough patch. To get three wins in one week sets ourselves up but we know the games in hand won’t be easy. We have a squad of players that is ready for the challenge though – the manager has instilled that in the boys.

“Nothing good in life comes easy, if you want to win things you have to prepare for tough challenges and work hard to get it.”

Andrews made his fifth appearance for the club on Saturday and revealed that he was happy to help the team as and when required:-

“Barry brought me in as a backup player, it was never intended that I would be a regular first team player. There’s a great squad of young players at the club and I am here to encourage them as best as I can and help them to become better players. When I am called upon to do a job I’ll do it.

“I’ve been friends with Barry for a long time, we played together and he knows how professional I am. I’m 40 now but when I go out onto the park I’ll still give everything I can.”

The final question put to Marvin was about how long he could continue playing competitively:-

“I would love to know the answer! I just need to take it one year at a time now. I’m still feeling fit and well and still having a happy time playing the game. Once this season is finished I will see how it goes for next season.”