Ferguson aims to add to his squad
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