Barry happy to have deals done

Boss is now ready for a sum­mer break

Rutherglen Reformer - - Drivetime Extra - Will Hen­shaw

Clyde boss Barry Fer­gu­son said he is tak­ing a break af­ter he com­pleted the ma­jor­ity of his sum­mer player re­cruit­ment.

The for­mer Rangers cap­tain has al­ready made a host of changes to his squad, and says that now most of his work is com­plete he will be tak­ing some time off.

Hav­ing re­leased sev­eral of last sea­son’s play­ing squad and bring­ing in ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers, Barry be­lieves the bulk of his work is done for now.

He told the Re­former: “I’m tak­ing a break for a few weeks. I’ve done 90 per cent of my work in the first few weeks af­ter the last game.

“There’s a cou­ple of things that have been left on go­ing but that’s all.

“I’m close to one or two more sign­ings but that’s about it, it won’t be any­thing big­ger than that”

So far 14 play­ers have left Clyde this sea­son, with around eight sign­ing up.

The for­mer Scot­land cap­tain said it had been “hard work” re­cruit­ing play­ers but was happy with who he has man­aged to sign up so far: “A lot of work has went in to it. It’s dif­fi­cult con­vinc­ing play­ers to take a cut in wage and drop down a di­vi­sion but I’m happy with what we’ve ac­com­plished.

“I would say we are in a good place for the start of next sea­son.”

In other news the club con­firmed that direc­tor of youth devel­op­ment, Wil­lie O’Neill, has ad­vised that he will not be con­tin­u­ing in his role with Clyde.

A club state­ment read: “Wil­lie brought a sig­nif­i­cant amount of en­ergy and time com­mit­ment to the SFA’s Club Academy Scot­land pro­gramme, that has grown un­der his lead­er­ship and has seen a num­ber of young­sters make the step up to the first team.

“The club wishes Wil­lie and his fam­ily well and extends its thanks to them for their sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the Academy and the club in gen­eral.”

The club con­firmed that the next fans fo­rum will take place on Mon­day, July 13, at Ruther­glen Town Hall start­ing art 7.30pm.

The event will al­low sup­port­ers to ques­tion Clyde manager Barry Fer­gu­son on foot­ball mat­ters and also mem­bers of the board on wider club is­sues.

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

Play­ing for the jer­sey Barry Fer­gu­son has done the ma­jor­ity of his sum­mer squad re­build­ing

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