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PREVIEW: Clyde v East Fife

Clyde will host East Fife at Broadwood tomorrow in the Third Round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

The Fifers are going well in League 1, currently sitting in fifth position, with a slot in the potentially lucrative Fourth Round draw on offer to both clubs.

The match will also see The Bully Wee’s new management team of Danny Lennon and Allan Moore take charge in the dugout for the first time.

For Clyde, Matt Flynn continues to be ruled out and on loan players Andy Munro and PJ Morrison are also unavailable for selection in the competition. Scott Ferguson is making good progress in recovering from a hamstring problem, but the match is likely to come too soon for him to take part.

Speaking to the official website this afternoon, Danny spoke about the appointment of his assistant, his first week working with the players and tomorrow’s match:-

“I am delighted that Allan has joined us as assistant manager. He has knowledge and success in getting clubs promoted and his enthusiasm for the game is infectious.

“I have spent my time so far trying to ascertain the strengths of each player at my disposal. There are good players at the club who are capable of better form than they have shown so far this season. It is my job to help them find that form and let their strengths shine every time they pull on that Clyde jersey. I believe that, with a few little changes to how we go about things in every aspect of our football, we will get the results and performances that our quality is capable of achieving.

“The performance last week was one prime example of what the players are capable of. The attitude and application were first class from start to finish and the reward was taking a point from the team at the top of the table. We must now bring that level of performance, or better, in each and every one of our remaining fixtures this season to earn the right to progress in the cup and move up the league. I firmly believe we can achieve that together.

“Tomorrow we welcome Darren Young and his East Fife team to Broadwood to compete for an opportunity to progress through to the next round of one of the oldest cup competititions in football. They are playing in a higher league than us, but that gives us an opportunity to test ourselves and fuel our aspirations for the rest of the season. Cup games are all about playing to win and that is what our focus and aim is for tomorrow.

“With supporters help, we can make home advantage count. I’d ask them to please get right behind the team, encourage the boys at every opportunity and enjoy the game.”


Kick-off: 3pm

Match Sponsor: William Hill

Replay: In the event of the match ending in a draw after 90 minutes, a replay will take place at Bayview on Tuesday 28th November.

Admission: Season tickets are NOT eligible. Entry prices are; adults £13, concessions £8, Under-12s FREE (when accompanied by an adult). Free under-12 tickets should be collected from the Clyde Office before entering via the turnstiles. The office is situated in the pod at the south end of the Main Stand.

Visiting Supporters: Fans of East Fife should enter via turnstile A (adults) and turnstile B (concessions). Refreshment facilities for away fans will be situated at Kiosk 2 on entry to the stadium.

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: No programme will be published for this match.

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 post match 5pm to 5.45pm. Pre-match entrance is via the main door of the Main Stand until 2pm, via the turnstiles thereafter. For post match entry, fans should leave the stadium and enter via the main door again. Please note, Bar 58 is not available at half-time.

Smoking Area: Open at half-time only, in the designated area at the North end of the Main Stand (South end for away fans).