Major changes afoot at Clyde

Broadwood Stadium, cumbernauld. Unveiling of new Clyde manager Jim Duffy.

Broadwood Stadium, cumbernauld. Unveiling of new Clyde manager Jim Duffy.

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CLYDE boss Jim Duffy has already begun a major overhaul of his squad, despite the season only ending on Saturday.

A low key performance by many of the Bully Wee players saw them go down 3-0 at Stranraer, but the manager believes their frame of mind was not right after half of the squad was told on Thursday they would not be returning next season (see page 39).

Duffy confirmed his efforts to piece together a new team for next season are already producing positive results.

He said: “I’ve already spoken to a couple of managers and players regarding bringing new faces in for next year.

“We’ll have to run with a tight squad because of budget constraints.

“We’ll be looking to put together a bit of a younger squad, a different approach to what has been done here recently.

“That’ll let us develop the players the way we want them for the club and move forward from there.”

Although looking at players from others clubs, Duffy is keenly aware that some of the solutions he is looking for may already be right under his nose.

He added: “I’ve spoken to the under-19s coaches Eddie Annand and Lee Sharp about players. There’s some there who will be given the chance to step up and show what they can do.”