Pres­sure point

Fer­gu­son aims to add to his squad

Rutherglen Reformer - - Football - Will Henshaw

Clyde boss Barry Fer­gu­son said he needs play­ers “who can han­dle be­ing un­der a bit of pres­sure” fol­low­ing Satur­day’s de­feat to El­gin at Bor­ough Briggs.

Barry had said he wanted a “mas­sive” re­ac­tion, fol­low­ing Clyde’s 8-1 de­feat to his for­mer club Rangers in the Petro­fac Train­ing Cup at Ibrox.

How­ever the for­mer Gers cap­tain was left dis­ap­pointed af­ter his side suf­fered their first league de­feat of the sea­son thanks to a goal from Gunn on 28 min­utes.

And the 36-year-old, who was speak­ing af­ter the game, was in no doubt as to how to im­prove his side: “It’s sim­ple, we never played well.

“We huffed and puffed but I know what I want now, that’s clear and I’ve got play­ers in mind who I’ll try and bring in

“There’s too many peo­ple off-form. It’s my job to bring in a few play­ers now.

“Hope­fully I can within the next few days, that’s what’s needed to boost the squad.

“El­gin de­served to win the game.

“At this stage the squad isn’t strong enough.”

He said that Mon­day’s heavy loss to Rangers was not a ma­jor fac­tor.

The boss said: “We shouldn’t be both­ered about what hap­pened on Mon­day. That hap­pens in foot­ball and I’ve been on the re­ceiv­ing end of some and I’ve been in teams where we’ve won that eas­ily but it’s how you re­act to them.

“Some of my play­ers didn’t re­act well enough.”

Fer­gu­son’s El­gin coun­ter­part Barry Wil­son said: “Once we sur­vived the first few min­utes, we played ex­cep­tion­ally well.”

The re­sult leaves Clyde sixth in the ta­ble with three points af­ter two league games.

Fer­gu­son went on to ad­mit the squad is some way off per­form­ing how he would like and went on to add he will be hop­ing to bring in play­ers with cooler heads: “Judg­ing by the per­for­mance to­day (Satur­day), we’re a long way off, which is dis­ap­point­ing.

“I think when the pres­sure has come on the boys haven’t han­dled it.

“That’s why I need to try and bring in a few guys who can han­dle be­ing un­der a bit of pres­sure.”

Clyde will hope to bounce back at their next game, which will be against Ber­wick Rangers at Broad­wood on Satur­day, Au­gust 30.

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Room for im­prove­ment Barry Fer­gu­son is look­ing to add to his Clyde play­ing squad

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