PREVIEW: Clyde v Annan Athletic

Fri, 11th Aug 2017 9:35pm

The Bully Wee's first home match in the 2017-18 Ladbrokes League 2 campaign takes place tomorrow, with Annan Athletic visiting Cumbernauld.

It's already the second meeting of the two clubs this season, with The Galabankies narrowly losing out at Broadwood in the Betfred Cup last month.

For Clyde, Darren Ramsay returns from suspension and is included in the squad. Scott Ferguson remains ruled out with an abdominal injury, but has started light running again. Jordan Lowdon continues to make good progress towards a return to competitive action, but tomorrow's match has come too soon for him. David Gormley will also miss out, after having a knee operation today as scheduled.

Speaking to the official website this evening, Jim Chapman said:-

"There are obviously some key things to be learned from the Berwick match, particularly about taking chances when on top and keeping concentration at other times. It wasn't a positive result, but the overall performance had a lot of good things to take from it, albeit with some harsh lessons as well.

"In a perverse way, the reaction to the defeat last week is something that's really positive. Everyone was extremely frustrated not to win, I'm sure including the supporters who really got behind the players during the match.

"Tomorrow is going to be very difficult - it will be two teams that are desperate to get their first win of the campaign."


MATCHDAY INFORMATION

Kick-off: 3pm

Minute's Silence: A minute's silence will be observed before kick-off, in memory of club staff member Brian McCammick.

Admission: Season tickets are eligible. Entry prices are; adults £13, concessions £8, Under-16s FREE (when accompanied by an adult). Free under-16 tickets should be collected from the Clyde Office before entering via the turnstiles.

Visiting Supporters: Fans of Annan should enter via turnstile D and they will then be directed to the designated away section at the South end of the stand.

Car Parking: Access to the Main Stand car park will be restricted to those with accreditation; 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.

The Clyde View: Issue 3 of the club's award-winning matchday programme will be on sale, priced at £3.

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

Bar 58: Open both pre-match from 1pm to 2.45pm and after full-time until 5.45pm. Entrance is via the main door of the Main Stand at Broadwood.

200 Fund: Draw 1, for a prize fund of £695, will take place on the pitch at half-time and the winner will be announced immediately.