Clyde FC boss Danny Lennon delighted ahead of league return this Saturday

Clyde FC gaffer Danny Lennon is delighted with how his new-look squad is shaping up, having gone through a series of training sessions ahead of their long awaited return to League 1 duty this Saturday.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 4:31 pm
Updated Monday, 15th March 2021, 4:36 pm
Clyde FC gaffer Danny Lennon (Pic by Michael Gillen)

Lennon, who has added six new players ahead of this weekend’s home game against East Fife, kick-off 3pm, told the club website: "The boys have come back in great condition and in general it's about getting the feel back, both for the ball and for one another.

"Also with new guys coming in and giving them the chance to get to know their new group.

"Overall, we're happy with how the first four sessions have gone and we'll keep going and keep building it up.

"We now know that it's real and that we'll face East Fife on Saturday. Everyone is really keen to finish the season so we need to go on and make the most of the opportunity now.

"I feel very confident and very happy in terms of the players that have come in; there's no doubt that they are going to add to and aid the group that we already have.

"I think another addition now would need to be the right one and, with Matthew Shiels going back to Rangers, we know that we don't have an out-and-out left back. We've still got a few irons in the fire but, in terms of loans, we have one slot left available to use, so we need to be very careful in terms of the area of the squad that player would fill."

Danny also confirmed that Chris Johnston had been released from his contract on compassionate grounds, with Kristoffer Syvertsen unfortunately not expected to return to action soon.

He added: "This has been a challenging year for society in general and some people have been able to cope with that better than others. For Christopher, it has coincided with other things in his life, including loved ones passing away. His main focus just now needs to be his health and wellbeing.

"Thanks to Chris for his efforts, he's a lovely kid with great ability and I'm sure he'll fall back in love with the game again. We've got an open door for him and our help and support will always be there, we're always on the end of a phone call.

"Kristoffer is still in Norway going through rehab. We get a weekly update and it doesn't look too promising. If he gets back amongst us before the end of the season, that would be a bonus."