CLYDE may have recorded a comprehensive 3-0 Scottish Cup victory against Highland League team Gala Fairydean Rovers at the weekend, but caution is the watchword for manager Jim Duffy.
“We are not good enough to be complacent against anyone,” he said, following a Third Round draw which pits the Bully Wee against another Highland team, either Brora Rangers or Cove Rangers at Broadwood.
“That is a simple fact. The way things have been going this season we’ve been alternating good performances with bad ones and we can’t afford to be caught off the pace. We will have the advantage of playing at home and I am confident that if we play well we will win, but we need to keep our focus. People expect more from us because historically we are a big club but these clubs are definitely tricky opposition”
“People look at Highland League clubs and think they won’t be good but the truth is there isn’t much between them and us. They have very good facilities and have been investing in players. A lot of the guys in the Highland League are good players who have jobs there and don’t want to play in the main leagues because it would mean a drop in their earnings.”
The match against Brora or Cove will take place at Broadwood Stadium on November 2. They will know which team they face following a replay on Saturday.