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Pat Steps Down

The club can announce tonight that Pat Keogh has stepped down from his post as coach of The Bully Wee’s under-20 side.

Pat, a great favourite with Clyde fans, joined the club first time round back in 1998 as part of the ‘MacDonald Revolution’, when a squad of players recruited from the Junior ranks went on to win the Second Division title in style. Pat played for the club for five seasons, scoring an excellent 56 goals in 201 appearances, despite starting out as a midfielder. His last appearance for The Bully Wee came in a 5-2 win at Brechin in May 2004, when Clyde were pipped – by just one point – to a place in the SPL by Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Typically, the big man signed off with a hat-trick.

Pat returned to Broadwood three seasons ago to assist the then coach Lee Sharp. When Lee moved to join Jack Ross at Alloa earlier this season, Pat moved up to take sole charge of the under-20 squad.

Always an honest player on the park and a similar character off it, Pat said:-

“Everyone knows that I’m a Clyde man, but work commitments have made it increasingly difficult for me to carry out my role to the standards I set myself. I think it’s time for a fresh approach and a fresh set of eyes to look at the team, so I have reluctantly decided to step down, now that our Development League season is over.

“I’d like to thank everyone around the club and hope we go on to achieve promotion this season. I will obviously keep a keen interest in the club’s progress going forward.”

Pat goes with the sincere thanks and best wishes of everyone connected with the club.