Barry’s beam­ing after fight­back

Bully Wee show spirit he’s been seek­ing

Rutherglen Reformer - - Clyde - Will Hen­shaw

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.”

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

Fight­back

Barry Fer­gu­son was pleased with his side’s win

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