Clyde boss Ferguson says his players need to be more clinical

It's been a frustrating start to the season for Clyde boss Barry Ferguson and his backroom team
It's been a frustrating start to the season for Clyde boss Barry Ferguson and his backroom team

Clyde take on East Stirlingshire at Broadwood on Saturday in search of a victory to kickstart their promotion campaign.

The bookies’ favourites to lift the League Two title before a ball was kicked, the Bully Wee have struggled to live up that tag so far.

After three games there are six teams tied on six points out of nine at the top of the table - and Clyde aren’t among them,

After their opening day win at Stirling Albion, Ferguson’s side have suffered 2-0 defeats by both Queen’s Park and Montrose.

That has left them in the bottom half of the table, albeit just three points off the top - and with their only goal so far being Scott Linton’s spot-kick winner at Stirling Albion they are still searching for their first league goal from open play.

The past two matches have seen a frustrated Ferguson watch his side control matches only to pay the price for failing to convert that dominance into goals.

And while he believes that he has good players at his disposal, he warned that he’s not prepared to wait indefintely for them to produce the goods.

After Saturday’s defeat at Montrose he said: “We were the better team until they scored. We’re not clinical, that’s our problem just now.

“That’s a big issue for us just now and it’s worrying. It’s not just the strikers, it’s all throughout the team with set pieces.

“After the goal we were flat, it was the same last week, there’s no reaction. Which, again, is worrying.

“I think with the amount of chances, especially last week and then today- we had another three before Montrose had their penalty - they got frustrated.

“And you can’t get frustrated, you can’t let frustration get into your game. And that’s one thing that we’re doing just now.”

“If we don’t get that into them then they’ll not be here. I’ve just said that to them and they understand that.

“They’re a good group, and they’re talented but that’s not good enough on it’s own – we need to pick it up.”