By Lewis Kemp
CLYDE host Arbroath tonight (Dec 6) at Broadwood in a rearranged tie from the Third Round of the Scottish Cup- with a trip to Stirling Albion lying in wait for the victor.
Both teams were defeated at the weekend- Arbroath losing 1-0 at home to Edinburgh City and the Bully Wee going down by the same score away to Cowdenbeath.
Speaking after Saturday’s defeat, Clyde Assistant Bob Malcolm was hopeful for a quick turnaround in fortunes.
He said: “We need to pick ourselves up after Saturday.
“Conceding so late meant we didn’t give ourselves a chance to get back into the game.
“But it’s just a case of bouncing back.”
Dundee have given Arbroath permission for on-loan striker Josh Skelly to play in tonight’s game- with Ricky Little also set to be involved following his suspension.
For Clyde, Scott Tiffoney faces a late fitness test whilst Scott Linton makes his return after missing Saturday’s encounter due to illness.
In general, the Bully Wee have been ravaged by injuries this season- with there being just three outfield players on the bench on Saturday.
Malcolm however, was unwilling to blame this factor on the lacklustre result in Fife.
He argued: “We’ve got a few injuries yeah but hopefully they’ll be back soon.
“There is no point in bringing kids in to it- you can’t put them into games like this.
“We’ve got what we’ve got and we’ll just need to deal with it.”