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PREVIEW: Clyde v Ayr United

The Bully Wee will host Ayr United tomorrow night, in a William Hill Scottish Cup Fifth Round replay.

The two clubs met at Somerset Park on Saturday and played out an entertaining 1-1 draw, to set up a second match at Broadwood. The winner will earn a trip to Hearts or Hibs in the Quarter-Final stage, with the two Edinburgh clubs facing their own replay next week.

For Clyde, midfielder Jordan McMillan is a major doubt to take part in the match, after leaving the field with an ankle injury on Saturday.

Speaking to the official website this evening, Barry Ferguson said:-

“Jordan is a massive player for me and he’s desperate to play in the game, but there’s no way that I can risk putting him out for a number of weeks. He was still sore today but we’ll see how he is tomorrow and make a decision from there.”

On loan Scott Lochhead is also doubtful with a minor injury, with Ryan Finnie and Marc McKenzie cup tied again. John Gibson, however, returns from suspension.

On the match, Barry continued:-

“We will maybe change our gameplan slightly from Saturday, but we know that we are still big underdogs in the match. Ayr are a Championship team who have had some very good results in that league, including away from home, so we know how much of a challenge it’s going to be again.

“We also know that it’s a great opportunity to get the club into the Quarter-Finals for the first time in a number of years, to meet Hibs or Hearts who I consider to be really big clubs. I really enjoyed playing at those stadiums and they are the sort of places that the boys should aspire to playing at.

“We’re going to give it our all and go out to get the win.”

Kick-off is at 7.45pm and, if required, extra-time and penalties will be played to determine a winner.


Admission: Entry prices are; adults £12, all concessions £6.

Please note that season tickets and Executive Club memberships are not valid for this match. One-off Executive Club entry will be permitted via the main door for a fee of £25. Please also note that the normal arrangements for league matches, where under 16s go free, will not be available for this match.

Away fans: Visiting fans of Ayr United will be housed in the away section of the Main Stand and should enter via turnstiles A and B.

Car Parking: In order to relieve growing congestion, access to the Main Stand car park will be restricted to those with accreditation. This will include Clyde FC players, staff and officials, visiting directors, Executive Club members, hospitality guests and those with disability parking badges. All other vehicles will be directed to the West Stand car park.

Additional car parking facilities for visiting fans will be available at St Maurice’s school, as shown in the pink area on the map below.

Club 58: Open from 6.15pm for both sets of supporters. Entry is fee and fans can also bring their own alcoholic drinks for a corkage fee of £2.

The Clyde View: Issue 13b of the club’s award-winning matchday programme will be on sale, priced at £2.50

Teamsheets: Available from the Clyde Office approximately 30 minutes before kick-off and charged at 20p per copy.

Club Shop: Open from 7pm.