Bully Wee must face Lions again
League Cup draw same as Petrofac
The fates have conspired to hand Clyde another trip to Livingston – this time in the League Cup.
Having been drawn to face Livi in the Petrofac Training Cup on July 25, the Bully Wee will travel to the Almondvale Stadium again a week later.
And Barry Ferguson’s men will attempt to advance into the second round for the first time in four years.
Last season, Clyde fell to a 2-1 injurytime defeat to Cowdenbeath. In an ironic twist, the man who delivered the cross for Kyle Miller’s winner was Sean Higgins, who signed for Clyde last month.
But, with a strong pre-season behind them, the Bully Wee will be hoping to avoid a double dose of misery against Livi.
Speaking to the official club website after a 3-1 friendly defeat to Queen of the South, Barry said: “The first two or three matches are really just about fitness and that was the main aim for Saturday’s match, but the boys did really well.
“As you’d expect we made a lot of changes in the second half so the game broke up a bit but I was pleased with it overall.”
In terms of pre-season preparation, the players are still at the fitness over football stage. Barry said: “In general, we’re still mostly in the mindset of fitness at the moment and we’re getting closer to where we want to be with that.
“That’ll be the focus for another week or 10 days and then we’ll start to spend more time on formations and the shape of the team.”
After Saturday’s friendly against East Kilbride at K-Park, Barry will take his men to the Highlands to play Wick Academy on July 15 and Brora Rangers three days later.
He said: “The Highland tour will probably be the first time we start to look at the lineup and formation in terms of what we’ll be doing at the start of the season.”
Nine new signings have arrived at Broadwood Stadium this summer and Barry remarked: “The new boys have settled in straight away which has also been pleasing.
“I think it’s important that the players enjoy coming to training. It’s obviously a lot of hard work but we’re trying to make it enjoyable as well.”
The Bully Wee will start their league campaign with a trip to Stirling Albion on August 8.
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