Barry’s beaming after fightback
Bully Wee show spirit he’s been seeking
Clyde boss Barry Ferguson praised his side following their 3-1 victory over East Fife at Broadwood on Saturday.
The former Rangers captain has had no hesitation criticising his players in recent weeks, as their poor run of form saw them lose five games in a row.
However a superb second half come back saw the Bully Wee break that dismal streak.
Speaking to the Clyde official website, Barry said: “I thought we were the better football team by far. They had one chance and scored. We played some good football but, once again, we were a bit powder puff in the final third.
“I had been working on certain things to do in training on Tuesday and Thursday and I had a bit of a blast at them, not in terms of the way they played but they need to do more in terms of being on the front foot.
“That’s the annoying thing about them, I work with them. That group of players out on the pitch, I know they’ve got it in them, it’s just trying to get it out of them on a consistent basis. It’s up to them to bring it every Saturday. They deserve this result. They have worked hard in training and they haven’t let their heads go down.”
Barry’s decision to play midfielder Brian McQueen upfront paid off as he scored the goal to draw the Bully Wee level.
Barry said: “He’s played there in the past. I just felt we had to have someone up front who could hold the ball in when we were in a wee bit of trouble, instead of trying to play it out all the time. He was an outlet for us and he done excellent.”
Next up on Saturday, December 27, Clyde will face Annan Athletic at Galabank. The last time the two teams met ended in a 1-1 draw at Broadwood.
And Barry said that he believes there is not much difference between Clyde and the teams at the top of the league, but says he will look to add players in January to “help out” his current squad on the pitch.
He added: “I believe we’re not far away with the team right now, there’s nothing between us and the top teams, it’s just consistency. I need to try to get a formula for consistency and add a few players as well to help them.”
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Barry Ferguson was pleased with his side’s win