Clyde boss adds Kirkpatrick to squad on loan deal

Clyde manager Barry Ferguson

Clyde manager Barry Ferguson

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Clyde boss Barry Ferguson has swooped to give his side’s promotion push a boost by bringing Dumbarton’s Jordan Kirkpatrick until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old, who can play in midfield or up front was previously with Hamilton Accies and Airdrie, and could feature in Saturday’s home match against Arbroath.

Clyde have pushed themselves right into the promotion frame with a run of just one defeat in nine games.

That run includes victories in their last four matches as they close to within a point of League 2 leaders East Fife, who visit Broadwood next month.

Kirkpatrick has made 22 Champoionship appearances for Dumbarton this season and manager Ferguson says he is delighted to have brought him to Broadwood.

He told the Clyde website: “ tried to bring Jordan to the club in January, but the deal fell through for various reasons. When we heard that he had become available this week, we moved quickly and I’m delighted that it’s done.

“He’s someone we had targeted for next season’s squad, so this gives us a chance to have a close look at him and also lets him have a close look at Clyde.

“I see him playing in either midfield or up front for us. We run with a smallish squad so I always try to bring in players that I know can play in two or maybe even three positions; Jordan can do that.

“I’ve always liked him and he adds another bit of competition for places. He’s also the right type of person to fit into what we already have at the club - he’s a good character and I’m sure he’ll get on well in our dressing room.”