Bully Wee set for Livi rematch
Same again for Clyde in League Cup tie
Clyde boss Barry Ferguson is hopeful it’s second time lucky, as the Bully Wee take on Livingston in the League Cup.
It’s the last of a cup double header for Clyde against Livi. They were beaten 2-1 by the Championship side in the Challenge Cup last week.
However this Saturday they will take on the Almondvale side away in the League Cup.
Speaking to the Clyde official website, Barry side: “I was disappointed to get knocked out by the end of the match and so were the boys. After the first 25 minutes we really got a grip of the game and I thought we should have taken it to extra-time.
“We started with a shape that we haven’t really had much time to work on during pre-season. I watched Livi on Monday and decided that we’d try something a bit different, but we only had two training sessions to work on it. That was possibly a fault on my part but I wanted to have a gameplan that would allow us to grow into the game.
“However I was really pleased with how we finished and we put a lot of pressure on their goal in the closing stages. We’ve worked really hard on our fitness levels and it was good to see us holding our own against a full-time team for the full 90 minutes.”
With the competitive season now underway and the start of the 2015-16 League Two campaign approaching, Barry was still upbeat about the preparations in general: “I’m still really happy with how things are going and how the new signings have settled into the squad. There’s a good buzz about the place and every session has a really high tempo, which is exactly what I wanted.
“They are great boys and my only complaint is that I only get two days a week to work with them. We’ve already got a gameplan for Saturday but we need to work on that alongside our fitness and drills, so we’re having to fit a lot into two evenings. That’s the difficult part, but we just need to get on with it
“Ideally I’d like to have another two or three bodies in the squad but we don’t have the budget unfortunately. We’ve still got the option of loan deals and, although I’m a bit cautious about that route, I’ll be keeping my eye on it over the next few weeks to see if there is a good fit for us.”
Revenge Barry Ferguson hopes Clyde can beat Livi this weekend