Work ethic gets praise from boss

Barry takes pos­i­tive from league loss

Rutherglen Reformer - - Drivetime - Will Hen­shaw

Clyde boss Barry Fer­gu­son praised his side’s work ethic fol­low­ing their 2-0 de­feat to Queen’s Park at Broad­wood on Satur­day.

It was the Bully Wee’s third de­feat in a row as a goal in each half gave the Spi­ders all three points.

How­ever Barry was quick to praise his side’s com­mit­ment.

Speak­ing to the Clyde of­fi­cial web­site, he said: “It was a bad start.

“Although we didn’t play well after it, what has hap­pened in pre­vi­ous games is that we’ve col­lapsed. We didn’t do that.

“In the sec­ond half we were the bet­ter team and had the chances. I can’t fault their ef­fort or com­mitt­ment to me, they’re out there work­ing their back sides off.

“We just didn’t get the wee breaks we needed.”

“It’s hurt­ing them, I can see it in their eyes and it’s hurt­ing me as well.

“I’m happy it’s hurt­ing them. They gave me ev­ery­thing, I can’t com­plain.

“Our keeper had one save to make in the sec­ond half. Any­one who was there sec­ond half “

This Satur­day Clyde will face Berwick Rangers at Shielfield Park. The last time the two teams met ended in a high scor­ing 3-3 draw at Broad­wood.

Barry wants his team to keep giv­ing it their all. He added: “If they walk in the dress­ing room and they’ve gave me 100 per cent, that’s all I can ask.

“We have to try to main­tain the stan­dard we showed in the sec­ond half.

Mid­fielder Andy Gib­son has left Clyde after an­nounc­ing his re­tire­ment from the game due to in­jury.

The 32-year-old in­formed Barry Fer­gu­son of his decision to stop play­ing this week.

Barry said: “Andy didn’t think he could give the club all he can so fair play to him, he could have just seen out his con­tract.

“It’s dis­ap­point­ing as he’s an ex­pe­ri­enced player, but he’s an hon­est man and we wish him all the best.”

Gib­son signed for the Bully Wee in Au­gust and fea­tured in 12 matches for the club.

For the lat­est Clyde news visit the club’s of­fi­cial web­site www.clydefc. co.uk.

Hang­ing up his boots Clyde’s Andy Gib­son has re­tired

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