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Danny Happy To Be Back For Pre-Season

Danny Lennon spoke the official website last night after Clyde’s pre-season schedule go up and running last night.

The Clyde manager started off by talking about how he feels the squad is shaping up as the competitive action approaches:

“I’m happy that the players have been taking care of themselves during the close season, I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen and where we are. It was good to come along tonight for a run out and thanks to gala Fairydean for playing us so early in the pre-season.

“I’m happy with how things are going, every player we’ve gone for so far we’ve managed to get. Early doors you’ll get 6 or 7 one after another before it dries up for a while, which is always the case for clubs of our size as you need to be careful with your budget to get the right players you need. We have been a bit patient, but there’s players we’ve identified and spoken to who are keeping their options open at the moment and that’s what we’ll do as well.

One player who won’t be returning to Clyde is midfielder Aaron Splaine, who has left the club upon expiry of his contract.

The Premier Sports Cup kicks off on the 9th of July, and Clyde face a trip away to Premiership side Hibs which Danny is looking forward to:

“It’s an exciting group we’ve got and it’s a fantastic opener at a place I know very well; it will be a great occasion! They’ve got a new manager in Lee Johnson who will get a good welcome from the Hibs support but it’s an atmosphere and game our players will relish, and it’s one I’m excited about.

“Bonnyrigg are a team we faced a couple of years ago who were tough opposition, Morton will be a good challenge and we’re no stranger to Falkirk. We’ll take each game as it comes, and they come fast and furious. The most important thing is we build ourselves up so that we’re ready for the 9th July and that we have a full squad for that game.”

There are 4 new teams in League 1, and it looks to be a very challenging season:

“It’s going to be an incredibly exciting league with Dunfermline, Queen of the South, Kelty and FC Edinburgh all coming into the division. They’re all good venues and I think it’s a strong league, and maybe the strongest league since we’ve got promoted. We want to go and compete and do well so we need to ensure we get off to a good start.”