Barry: We all pitched in for win
Gaffer says team were well worth three points
Clyde boss Barry Ferguson says his side were more than deserving of all three points in their opening fixture against Stirling Albion at Forthbank.
A Scott Linton penalty with 15 minutes to go was enough to give the Bully Wee the win.
Speaking to the Clyde official website, the former Rangers captain said: “The first half we were the better team, the second half, we let them come in to it a wee bit. I’ve got a team full of guys who will give me everything. We deserved to get the three points. We could have caused them more problems, but they didn’t cause us any problems. Our centre backs played well and they never opened us up.”
Barry added he will seek to build up Archie Campbell’s confidence after the striker signed from Dumbarton in the summer: “Archie’s been at a club who defended quite a lot so his confidence is a wee bit low, he got used in a position he never enjoyed. Once he gets his first goal he’ll be flying.”
He also heaped praise on midfielder Linton after he converted the penalty: “He’s a good player, I’m surprised I’ve got him. He should be playing at a much higher level, it took me a few months to convince him to drop down.”
He added it may be tougher for his team when they are away to smaller ground: “At our pitch, which is a big open pitch, we can play the way I want to play but when we get to smaller pitches we need to adapt our game. We’ve got guys who are willing to do that and it’s great to have. “
Next up Clyde will face rivals Queen’s at Boardwood on Saturday.
While bookies and many pundits have made Clyde favourites for the title, Barry is taking it one game at a time and said: “I’m not interested in bookies’ favourites.”
Boss Barry Ferguson