Char­ac­ters are in Barry’s sights

Bully Wee boss wants more spirit in side

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reader Travel - Will Hen­shaw

Clyde boss Barry Fer­gu­son has said he will look to get play­ers in who have the “right character” for the club in Janaury.

The for­mer Rangers cap­tain was speak­ing to the Re­former fol­low­ing his side’s 4-0 de­feat to Berwick Rangers at Shielfield.

Although Clyde started the game well, they fell be­hind fol­low­ing an An­drew Rus­sell strike for the home side. The Clyde play­ers seemed to lose heart after that, as Berwick went on to score three more to com­pound the Bully Wee’s mis­ery.

Barry says he knows what he has to do to change the for­tunes of his team, who have lost their last three games on the trot.

He said: “There’s only one way I can and that’s to bring in new play­ers in Jan­uary. I have good play­ers just now, there’s no doubt about that, but I need to get guys in who have the right sort of character.

“I need guys who can pull the team to­gether and be lead­ers on the pitch. That’s what I need to do to change things.”

Speak­ing of the 4-0 league de­feat, he added: “I’m ob­vi­ously very dis­ap­pointed in the re­sult. We started the game re­ally well but once we went a goal be­hind we seemed to col­lapse, which is what we’ve done in quite a few games.

“If we don’t score within the first 20 min­utes it’s a prob­lem for us. We don’t take ad­van­tage when we’re on top then they go and score from their first at­tempt on goal. Our heads went down which is dis­ap­point­ing. We need a bit of men­tal tough­ness to be quite hon­est with you.”

Barry will hope to snap his team out of this slump when they take on Al­bion Rovers at Broad­wood on Satur­day.

He added: “We need to try and break out of it. I’ve tried to change the sys­tem to suit the play­ers.

“I can only do so much on the train­ing ground. They’ve got to take it on to the park. I can only guide them off the park when I’m in train­ing. It’s up to them to take it on to the pitch, which we’ve not been do­ing the last few weeks.”

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Barry Fer­gu­son wants more strong char­ac­ters

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