Barry Ferguson has moved to add three players to the playing pool ahead of Saturday’s Ladbrokes League 2 match against Berwick Rangers at Broadwood.
Goalkeeper Marc Waters (pictured on homepage) has joined the club on a one-month emergency loan deal from Partick Thistle. Marc is on the fringes of the first team at Firhill and has been brought in following John Gibson’s red card at Elgin last weekend.
Two players have also signed on amateur terms, initially until the end of the season.
Returning to Clyde is 24-year-old winger Paul Slane (pictured right). The former Celtic and Ayr United man had a short spell with The Bully Wee last year, featuring in six matches. Also joining the club is Reece Glackin from Airdrie. Reece, 19, is a midfielder who was previously part of Clyde’s youth academy set up during his school years.
Ferguson spoke to the official website after concluding the deals this evening:-
“We’ve worked hard to add to the squad this week, to cover for injuries and suspensions and a busy period coming up over the next few weeks.
“Marc is a ‘keeper that I’ve heard good things about and I spoke to Alan Archibald and Thistle’s goalkeeping coach about him. He became available for loan and with John suspended, we were keen to bring him in. It’s probably a little bit too early for Mark (McMillan) to take on the responsibility of starting matches at the moment.
“Paul is someone who I’m sure everyone will agree has plenty of ability. I was sad about how his last spell at Clyde ended – he had some personal issues to face – because I really like him. I’m always willing to give someone a second chance and he’s came back into our training environment and looked like a different man and done really well. He’s got a bit to go yet in terms of fitness, but we’re giving him the chance to challenge for a place and bolster the squad at the same time.
“Reece is a young player who I know well from watching Airdrie’s under-20 side; I watch a lot of under-20 football and he was always someone I liked. He’s a central midfielder who is neat and tidy on the ball and he’s a good passer of the ball as well. He decided that he wanted to move on from Airdrie so we moved quickly to get him in and give him the chance to earn a longer contract.”