This weekend City travel to Broadwood Stadium to face Danny Lennon’s much fancied Clyde in League 2.
The Bully Wee finished last season in unbelievable form, having in fact been in 9th place below City around Christmas, they were transformed in 2018 and came within a whisker of making the play-offs, missing out on the last day of the season. Having added wisely and retained the bulk of their squad this season, most notably David Goodwillie, Clyde are in the eyes of many, one of the favourites for automatic promotion. Their start to the league campaign has been positive, although they narrowly lost out at fellow promotion favourites Peterhead last week, but not many will take points up at Balmoor. Clyde would appear to be almost at full strength for tomorrow’s match, with recent sigings Scott Rumsby and John Rankin in the squad adding invaluable experience.
Admission prices at Broadwood Stadium are £13 for adults, £8 for concessionss with under 12s free with an accompanying adult; a cash gate will be in operation.
City will be without the midfield due of Josh Walker and John Dunn tomorrow, although the rest of the squad should be available for selection. John Dunn is likely to return in the next few weeks, however captain Josh will be out for longer with his long-standing knee problem. Following last week’s good win against Stirling Albion, it was encouraging to see recent signings Scott Shepherd and Liam Henderson both get 90 minutes under their belts, along with Allan Smith and Keiron Stewart returning to action.
Last season we won the first meeting at Broadwood 3-2 with a couple of spectacular Karim Belmohktar goals proving the difference. We then lost the next match at Clyde by the same scoreline, however in the last two home matches against the Bully Wee we were well beaten 3-0 and 3-1 as they were in fantastic form. The teams met in the BetFred Cup back in July, with the match ending 1-1 and City winning the resulting penalty shoot out. Conrad Balatoni scored a debut goal in the match to give us the lead, but Clyde struck back late on to force the shoot out. We are hoping for another hard-fought match tomorrow and for a positive result ahead of another difficult trip to Peterhead for us the week after.