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Gormley Hopes for Cup Platform

David Gormley spoke to the press on Tuesday night, after his excellent performance against Stirling Albion in the William Hill Scottish Cup.

The forward was named as Man of the Match after scoring a hat-trick and he admitted that it was a big improvement on the league match against Arbroath at the weekend.

“Saturday was probably the worst game I’ve had in a Clyde jersey,” he said. “I don’t really know how to sum up the difference in how I played tonight.

“It’s never nice to come off the park and get booed, at any level never mind at senior level with Clyde. The fans were alright on Saturday to be fair and we deserved to be booed off the park, but it was good to get back at a lot of the speculation tonight.

“We got off to a bad start but it shows a good team spirit to dig deep and come back.”

The 28-year-old talked through his goals and revealed that getting on the scoresheet early in the match helped him go on and put in such a good overall display.

“I think I’m a confidence player, if I start the game well I seem to go on from there. After scoring the first one I was on a bit of a high.

“Personally I enjoyed the third goal – I didn’t know much about the first one. There were four or five bodies in front of me, I’ve shot and then I saw the ball hitting the net and the fans going wild. I’ll need to watch it back to see how it went in. The third was a good ball from Peaso and I’ve just checked back and struck it.

“I’d take five of the second goal every week to be honest though!”

The 3-2 win has set up a Fifth Round tie against Gormley’s former club Ayr United next week, with a very important Ladbrokes League 2 match at Edinburgh City to come first. 

“I’m looking forward to going back to Ayr,” David continued. “I had a great time there and played a lot of games with them. Somerset is a good ground and they get good crowds. I still know the chairman as well.

“We’ll be underdogs but if we play like we did in the first half tonight I think we’ll have a chance.

“The league is first and foremost so we need to take this into Saturday at Edinburgh, before the Ayr game comes. Hopefully this is a platform for us to build on; we’re all together in the dressing room and we want to do well.”