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Chris McStay spoke to the official website this week, discussing Saturday’s 3-3 draw against Peterhead, his first full year playing in Scotland and the prospect of an exciting end to the season.

The midfielder said the team were disappointed not to take all three points against the league leaders, but felt that they showed great character to come back from two goals down in the second half.

“We had chances to win the game,” McStay said. “We were disappointed to concede three goals considering we haven’t conceded three in quite a while. I think we definitely could have got the win, and it was disappointing the referee didn’t see the handball on the line.

“You live and you learn though. You take these things on board and you move on and hopefully get the three points in the next game.

“The manager basically said to us at half-time that he was disappointed, and we knew we didn’t start the game as well as we could have. Peterhead countered us really well but we didn’t deal with some things when we should have.

“He believed we could turn things around though and so did the players. We all have a great mentality and we’ve proven that throughout the season when we’ve come back from being behind at half-time. Even against Peterhead we didn’t have doubt, we still knew that we could get a result out of the game.”

Chris also praised the whole first team squad and the togetherness that they show each week:-

“The boys all get along massively and that chemistry shows on the park. If players don’t get along, then sometimes it can inflict upon the team. The boys at Clyde – on and off the pitch – support one another and I think it’s obviously shown.”

The 22-year-old signed for The Bully Wee after previously playing for Sutherland Sharks in Australia, and he admitted that he has enjoyed the amount of game time he’s had in his first full season in Scotland:-

“It’s been great! We’ve got a fantastic team and staff and it’s a great club. Everyone involved in the club looks after you and they’re really supportive. The fans also get behind you in every game, always turning up in their numbers, so it’s been absolutely brilliant. To get so many games under my belt has been class as well – I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it.

“I wanted to get as many starts as I could as we’ve obviously got great quality in the squad. My focus was getting into the side and doing my best for the team. Collectively, we’re trying to get Clyde back to where they should be.”

Clyde next take on Edinburgh City in the capital, and McStay is confident that the team can pick up the win at Ainslie Park:-

“We always go into every game with confidence and belief, knowing the quality we have in the squad can go and do the job. Obviously the teams up at the top of the league – Edinburgh, Peterhead and Annan – have been competitive from the first game. 

“Edinburgh have a good side, but we are looking to go there and get three points. We know it will be a challenge but we’ll be right up for it from the get go.”

Chris concluded by praising the Clyde fans for their support throughout the season:-

“The fans have been huge. Travelling to places like Elgin and Peterhead when they need to leave early in the morning to support us, the boys really appreciate it. On Saturday they were like a 12th man to us. They’re absolutely brilliant and we appreciate all the support.

“Our target at the start of the year was to get Clyde back to where they should be, in the higher divisions. We’re in a great position coming into the last games. We’ll keep pushing and do our very best for the club.”