Clyde’s under-20 side went down to a narrow defeat to league leaders Queen of the South in this week’s SPFL Development League West fixture.
The match took place at Broadwood on Sunday and a tight contest was eventually decided by a superb free-kick from 25 yards. The Bully Wee came very close to getting a late equaliser, when Dustin Trella hit the post, but The Doonhamers held on for victory.
CLYDE: M McMillan, Martin, Bell, McDonald, Barr, E McMillan, McPhee, Sweeney, Quinn, Millar, Davidson. SUBS: McGinty (McDonald 45), Trialist, Trella (Barr 60).
Head coach, Richard Fox said:-
“The goal that won the game was worthy of winning any match, Mark (McMillan) had no chance with it. Other than that, you couldn’t split the teams.
“We had to change shape at the last minute due to a call off meaning we only had three fit defenders, but I thought we defended really well throughout. Overall, the boys gave everything so I can’t complain.
“Next season, Queen of the South will lose eight of their team from Sunday, whereas we will lose one, so I think that shows that we are heading in the right direction.”
Richard also commented on Aaron Millar’s recent introduction to the first team squad on matchdays, with the forward making four substitute appearances to date.
“Aaron has improved massively in the last few months,” he said. “He is getting the rewards for his hard work and commitment and I hope that he can show what he can do if he is given the chance.
“There are a few others knocking on the door as well so it’s a great incentive for the players.”