Bully Wee set for Livi re­match

Same again for Clyde in League Cup tie

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports - Will Hen­shaw

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

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