Oliver wants more Clyde please

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motoring Guide -

Clyde gaffer Barry Fer­gu­son has an­nounced the sig­na­ture of Michael Oliver from Low­land League side Cum­ber­nauld Colts.

The 26-year-old de­fender is re­turn­ing for his sec­ond spell with The Bully Wee, hav­ing pre­vi­ously been with the side be­tween 2011 and 2013.

That pe­riod ended with Oliver suf­fer­ing a se­ri­ous knee in­jury, fol­low­ing which he has had to re­build his ca­reer af­ter a lengthy re­cov­ery pe­riod.

Fer­gu­son said:“We had Michael watched sev­eral times last sea­son and re­ceived some very good re­ports about him. I know that he was used in var­i­ous po­si­tions dur­ing his last spell with the club, but he’s 100 per cent a cen­tre half and he’ll be push­ing for a start­ing place in that po­si­tion.

“He’s had a long road back from a se­ri­ous in­jury, go­ing am­a­teur and then into the Low­land League, but he’s worked hard and he’s ready to step back up again.

“He’s hun­gry to suc­ceed and he de­serves an­other go at this level. There were two other se­nior clubs chas­ing Michael so I’m re­ally happy that he’s cho­sen Clyde again.”

Twenty Clyde fans at­tended the club’s pre-sea­son friendly dur­ing their train­ing camp trip to Jer­sey.

The match ended in a 1-1 draw against a Jer­sey FA se­lect team at St. Bre­lade FC.

Scott Lin­ton’s first half penalty was quickly can­celled out by a goal from Cav Mi­ley for the home side. With the ex­cep­tion of Scott Fer­gu­son and JP McGovern - both still in a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion pe­riod fol­low­ing in­juries - all of the squad

On the ball Oliver in ac­tion for Al­loa

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