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Ross Perry Joins Clyde

The club is pleased to announce the signing of Ross Perry on a short-term deal.

The 26-year-old defender started his career with Rangers and made over 40 appearances for The Gers, before having short spells at Raith Rovers and Northampton Town.

Ahead of the 2015-16 season, Perry joined Brechin City but suffered a serious knee injury in November which kept him out of action for the majority of the campaign.

During his time at Ibrox, Ross also won 16 caps for Scotland at under-21 level.

After training with The Bully Wee recently, Barry Ferguson was keen to add him to the squad and the Clyde manager spoke to the official website this evening after concluding the deal.

“I know Ross from earlier in his career,” he said. “He had a bit of a stop start time before he went to Brechin and then suffered a serious injury, similar to the one that Scott Ferguson had.

“He’s now over that and he did a full pre-season with another club. We’ve had him in recently so it wasn’t a quick decision to sign him, he’s taken part in several training sessions and he’s got stronger and better in each one.

“The big thing for him at the moment is enjoying his football again and he’s really enjoyed being with us so far – he’s liked our training style and he gets on really well with the boys.

“We’ll keep working with him but he’s getting to where we want him to be and he’ll add quality and competition to the squad. Like Peter MacDonald, I’d have been kicking myself if I hadn’t taken the opportunity to bring someone like him to the club.”

Barry also confirmed that he was looking into the possibility of making a further addition to the squad soon, via the loan market.