Pres­sure grows on Bully Wee

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport - Colin Pater­son

Striker Sean Hig­gins in­sists a rel­e­ga­tion fight is not what he en­vis­aged when he signed for Clyde – but he wants every­one to stick to­gether as they gear up to face Mon­trose.

The Bully Wee go in to the last day of the League Two sea­son still need­ing a point to pre­serve their place in the SPFL.

David Gorm­ley’s penalty put Clyde in front at Broad­wood on Satur­day but Jonny Fair­bairn en­sured a share of the spoils for Ber­wick af­ter the break.

Both clubs are three points ahead of rock-bot­tom Cow­den­beath go­ing in to this week­end’s fi­nal fix­tures.

The Blue Brazil travel to El­gin City while Ber­wick host Ed­in­burgh City.

Mean­while, Clyde are on the road at Mon­trose who have work to do in or­der to clinch a top-four fin­ish.

Hig­gins, 32, had hoped the Bully Wee would be fight­ing it out at the top of the ta­ble. In­stead, his side head to Links Park look­ing to avoid bot­tom spot – and a nerve-shred­ding play-off fi­nal against East Kilbride or Buckie This­tle with their SPFL place on the line.

“It was in our hands and we didn’t de­liver again,”he said.“It’s frus­trat­ing, given that we had gone 1-0 up.

“Every­body has to be in it to­gether this week and hope­fully we’re able to go to Mon­trose and win the game to stay in the league.

“I didn’t come here for this to hap­pen. In­juries and a few bad re­sults means con­fi­dence has drained, al­though I don’t think it has been down to a lack of ef­fort.

“We just need to be pos­i­tive and pro­duce a per­for­mance which is bet­ter than the ones we have pro­duced in the last two games.”

Dis­ap­pointed Clyde co-boss Peter MacDon­ald said:“We got into a great po­si­tion and gave away a cheap goal.

“We’ve lost on a chance of guar­an­teed sur­vival but we need to pick our­selves up.

“It’s up to us. I’m pretty sure Cow­den­beath would rather be in our shoes.”

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