Martin Rennie spoke to the official website following Saturday’s game against Dunfermline Athletic, after his 4th minute strike earned The Bully Wee a point:-
“It was an amazing feeling to get my first goal and it was a great way to start the game. I was just in the right place at the right time and got a wee touch to steal it away from Big Erik and make sure it was definitely going over the line! I think that settled us down too and took a wee bit of pressure off.
“I thought the whole team did really well to bounce back from the disappointment of last week and we deserved something in the end; I was happy with my contribution to the game too and thought I did well, and chipping in with a goal is obviously good for me too. A point against the league leaders is a positive result as Dunfermline are a quality side and they made us work hard for it but we dug in. Hopefully this can give us some encouragement and momentum to try and put a wee run of form together.”
The 28-year-old explained how his move to The Bully Wee came about:-
“The move all happened fairly quickly. Pat Scullion is one of my best mates; he played under Jim at Clyde and they keep in touch. Since the gaffer came back to Clyde Pat has started doing a bit of scouting and watches games for him. When my Montrose contract expired he passed my details onto the gaffer and he called me on the Friday night offering me a chance to join Clyde. It didn’t take me long to decide and I called him back early on the Sunday morning to accept; it only took me a day to call him back as I didn’t want to disturb him on Saturday as that was a game day!
“It came a wee bit out of the blue but I was delighted to join a club with the history and tradition of Clyde and couldn’t wait to come in on the Tuesday before the Peterhead game to sign the paperwork and train with the boys.”
The forward is looking to get his career back on track after an injury hit couple of seasons and explained what he can bring to the team:-
“I’ve had two spells with Montrose and they were both a bit different; the first was great but the second was ruined by injuries. I’m over them now and had a couple of loan spells this season in the Lowland League to try and get minutes under my belt but I know I’m still good enough to play at League 1 level and have a lot to offer still; I just need game time and I’m sure when I get that I can repay the gaffer and the club with some important goals.
“I’m left footed, can play in quite a number of positions up front and fairly tall so like going up and challenging for things in the air; I think I add quite a good balance to our current options and it’s beneficial to the manager as well in case he needs to change formations or mix things up.”