Barry: We all pitched in for win

Gaffer says team were well worth three points

Rutherglen Reformer - - LEAGUE TWO - Staff Re­porter

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

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