Clyde v Abroath Preview: Bob Malcolm hopeful his side can bounce back

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.”

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