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Barry Pays Tribute to Chris

Clyde manager Barry Ferguson has issued a statement, following the death of former squad member Chris Mitchell.

“On behalf of myself, the staff and the players at Clyde I’d like to say a few words about Chris,” he said. “We’re all totally devastated by the news.

“I signed Chris and got to know him as his manager; he was an important part of our team. On the park he was great for me and he had one of the best set piece deliveries I’ve worked with in football. In addition to that I can honestly say, hand on heart, I never had a minute’s trouble with Chris. He was an excellent professional.

“He was a great guy around the dressing room. It’s sometimes easy to say these things after tragic news, but it’s completely true.

“I was really disappointed to lose him from the squad in January, but I had to respect the opportunity he had in full-time employment. We were both open to the idea of him coming back to Clyde in the future.

“Our condolences go out to Chris’s family and our thoughts are with them. I know that the boys will give it everything in the play-off final this week for Chris, to do him and his family proud.”