Blair Aims to Build on Clean Sheet

Mon, 6th Aug 2018 10:14am

Blair Currie spoke to the press following Saturday's 2-0 victory against Cowdenbeath in the opening Ladbrokes League 2 game of the season.

The 'keeper had a quiet first half of the game as The Bully Wee dominated play, but produced two fantastic saves in a short space of time in the second half.

"When I've not got much to do, it means the defenders have done their job so it's credit to them," he said. "In the first half I thought we defended very, very well - and in the second half too. Cowdenbeath got the break of the ball twice and hit two good shots and I suppose that's what I'm there to do, keep the ball out the net, so I thought I did alright there."

In his post-match interview, Danny Lennon mentioned that one of the stops was already a 'save of the season' contender:-

"It's good to hear him saying that, but at the end of the day it's a shot and I've saved it which is my job. Part of goalkeeping is to stay concentrated throughout the full game. We've got a good squad, so hopefully they don't give me much to do throughout the game and if I only have one or two saves to make I'll be delighted."

Currie also spoke about how the team will be trying to play this season:- 

"We always try to play out from the back. We're a good footballing side when we keep the ball down and pass the ball around, but we can change it as well. If we need to go long, we will. The defenders are capable of finding the boys up front so we don't always need to play it short.

"This league has big strikers, but we have people at the back that can cope with them as they're big and strong as well. If we keep playing well and defend like we did today then hopefully we'll stay at the top of the table."

The 24-year-old was asked what his and the squad's aims are for the rest of the season:-

"We want to be challenging and to be honest I can't see why we can't. If we play how we did today then hopefully we will. Picking up early points is vital. Getting a good start, putting a couple of wins together and getting clean sheets is always good to build on. We were back in early this season and I thought we looked really fit and sharp today."

To conclude, Blair praised the home support:-

"Clyde fans are always good, they come out in good numbers. I can always hear them in voice and they're always singing which helps drive us on. They were great last season and I'm sure they will be great again this season."

Picture by Alastair Hendrie