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Chris Aims for Game Time at Clyde

Recent Clyde signing Chris McStay spoke to the media following a 2-0 win over Cowdenbeath in Ladbrokes League 2 on Saturday.

Chris was making his first appearance at Broadwood and he helped to guide The Bully Wee to another victory. 

“It was great,” he said. “A brilliant result which makes it five on the trot for us now. The boys have been brilliant and you can see that out on the park – not only do they get results but they play good football.”

The midfielder made his debut last week away to Berwick Rangers, going straight into the starting line-up, and retained his place. He continued:-

“It’s been brilliant since coming to the club. I’ve been working hard over the last few months and Clyde gave me an opportunity. I’ve enjoyed it so far, Danny and Allan have been great and to be involved in such a good squad has been a bonus.”

When asked about goals for the rest of the season, Chris was focused on getting as much time on the pitch as possible:- 

“It’s all about getting games under my belt. It’s been a while since I last played, September I think, so it’s all about getting out onto the pitch, working hard and seeing where that takes me. Hopefully we can continue this good run that we’re on.”

Glasgow-born McStay moved back to Scotland from Australia in November and talked about the support he’s received from his family on both sides of the World since he’s been back:- 

“Sydney is now home for me, but Glasgow is always a ‘home away from home’ with the family over here, so I’m very comfortable. Family is everything to me so it’s brilliant and my dad is always in contact on Facetime, keeping me up to date.”

Chris was substituted in the second half and replaced by Ray Grant, whose dad played alongside Chris’s father, Paul at Celtic and he was asked about that connection:-

“I didn’t know Ray, I just met him on the first day I joined as he came in at the same time. He’s a great guy and a great player though. We are both focused on our own game; there is history there with our dads but we’re just focused on doing our jobs for Clyde.

“I’ve never felt the pressure with my dad to be honest. He was one in a million, so for me just to tie one of his boots, I’d be very happy.”

Clyde manager Danny Lennon has praised McStay’s playing style, and the 21-year-old concluded by saying that he hopes to continue to impress:-

“I do like to play good football. When you’re out on the park you want to enjoy the game as much as wanting to get the result. In Australia, they focus on the technical side of the game, so I’m used to playing with the ball and keeping it on the ground, which I’m trying to do.”