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PREVIEW: Clyde v Kilmarnock

Sat, 17th Jul 2021 9:59am

Clyde welcome cinch Championship side Kilmarnock to Broadwood in the Premier Sports Cup group stage.

After a 1-0 win against Stranraer midweek, Clyde currently sit on 3 points in the group, whereas Kilmarnock were awarded a 3-0 loss in their match against East Kilbride for fielding an ineligible player.

Danny Lennon expects to have the same squad available that faced Stranraer.

The Clyde manager spoke to the official website ahead of the game:-

We’re honest enough to say we weren’t at our best with the ball on Tuesday evening, but there were other aspects of the game we were very pleased with. It’s early days, it’s a new group and we’ll continue to work hard to iron these problems out. We still managed to win the game and that was the kind of game I feel we would have lost last year.

“Sometimes it’s not just about what you’ve done, it’s about what the opposition has done and I thought Stranraer were good without the ball. We have good quality players and it’s all about how we bounce back. I’m looking forward to seeing how we react against Kilmarnock.

“Kilmarnock will be favourites for the game, there’s no denying the magnitude of the difference in the playing budget and full time football. This is what we want to challenge ourselves against. Kilmarnock will be hungry to return to the Premiership, but they’ve had a big turnaround themselves and as we know it can take a bit of time to gel.

“They will be hungry for the points after the disappointment of the mistake last week and will be looking to make amends, we need to make sure we’re ready for these challenges. The biggest thing for me is we get the reaction without the ball that we’re after."


MATCHDAY INFORMATION

Kick-off: 3pm

Match Tickets: Tickets for the match are sold out. There will be no pay-at-the-gate facility available. Supporters are encouraged to download and use the TicketCo Wallet app on their smartphones, as this is the easiest way to store and display tickets on the day.

Live Stream: The match will be streamed live, with stream access available to be purchased through the Ticket Store. Coverage will start around 2.45pm. A help guide to the streaming service can be found here.

Match Sponsor: Homesbook Factoring

Getting Here: Click here for details of how to get to Broadwood by car, bus or train.

Car Parking: There will be no parking available at the stadium due to the COVID-19 test centre in the car park. All cars should be parked at St. Maurice's High School (G68 9AG)

Entry: Turnstiles will open at 2pm.

Seating: Fans of Kilmarnock will be directed to the designated away section at the South end of the Main Stand. Supporters should note that the central area of the Main Stand will be closed as this area is required to seat substitutes and backroom staff of both teams.

Kiosks: There will be no food and drink kiosks open for this game. Fans are permitted to bring snacks and own drinks, but these must be placed into paper cups before entry.

Vaccination Centre: This will be located in Kiosk 2 in the Main Stand and is open from 2pm to both Clyde and Kilmarnock supporters who have not yet received their second Covid-19 vaccine

Restrictions: Strict social distancing precautions are in place inside the stadium. Please make sure you sit within your own household bubble keeping 4 seats and 1 row away from others. When moving around the stadium please keep a 2 metre distance from others. Follow all instructions from stewards and staff on the day. Face coverings are mandatory inside the stadium and should not be removed during the match.

The Clyde View: Issue 2 of the club's award-winning matchday programme will be on sale, priced at £3. You can also pre-order your copy of the programme through the Ticket Store, and collect it at the turnstile.