Clyde bring in new keeper ahead of Ayr cup tie

John Gibson is red-carded against Stirling Albion. (pic by Michael Gillen)
John Gibson is red-carded against Stirling Albion. (pic by Michael Gillen)

Clyde have drafted in former Livingston keeper Connor Quinn as an emergency signing ahead of Saturday’s William Hill Scottish Cup tie with Ayr United.

The club were forced into the move due to the suspension of regular number one John Gibson who was sent off in the last round.

Gibson was dismissed after incurring two yellow cards - both for conceding penalties - in the 3-2 replay win over Stirling Albion.

Quinn (18) was released by Livingston at the start of the year and has joined The Bully Wee until the end of the season.

Boss Barry Ferguson told the club website: “It’s difficult to get a goalkeeper at short notice. Most clubs only carry two now for financial reasons so they aren’t able to offer a loan deal.

“We’ve had Connor in at both night’s training this week and he did really well. He’s tall, good technically and also a good kicker of the ball. I’ve had good reports about him and I’m pleased that he’s agreed to join us for the rest of the campaign.”