Fergie: It’s question time

Clyde boss Barry Ferguson was a frustrated onlooked as his side came up short against Queen's Park.
Clyde boss Barry Ferguson was a frustrated onlooked as his side came up short against Queen's Park.

Clyde boss Barry Ferguson has demanded a reaction from his side after they missed the chance to go top of the League 2 table last week.

The Bully Wee boss said he’ll be “asking questions” of some of his squad after their disappointing 1-0 defeat at home to Queen’s Park on Saturday.

But he’ll have to wait for the answers as, due to this weekend’s Scottish Cup fixtures, Clyde don’t play again until East Stirlingshire visit Broadwood on January 16.

Even a draw with Queen’s Park would have been enough to propel them to the top of the division after Annan’s fixture with Berwick Rangers was postponed, but they couldn’t get the job done against Gus MacPherson’s side.

“We just weren’t good enough. I’m not going to make any excuses.” said Ferguson.

“It’s not like us. We’ve had a lot of praise over the last couple of months, but they’ve been hit back down, and they need to come back from it. It’ll show me if they’ve got the mental strength.”

“We’ve had an opportunity today and we’ve not took it. That’s where I’ll need to ask questions of them and see if they can handle those questions.

“We’ve not got a game for two weeks, so we’ll be in training quite a lot, and I better get a reaction.

“We’ve got to realise teams are going to come here and sit behind the ball. They’ve got every right to do that, but we’ve got to learn how to combat that.

“I said before the game how to do it, and I said it again at half-time, but we kept going through the middle.

“There’s only one way to combat that: by going down the channels.

“The full-backs have got to help out the two wide boys as well and they didn’t do that either today.”