Peterhead manager Jim McInally has told his Blue Toon players to be ready to face a Clyde side determined to right a wrong when the sides meet at Broadwood this afternoon.
Jim explained: “Everyone connected with Clyde will have been hurt at losing to Clydebank in the Scottish Cup last weekend. Shocks happen in cup competitions every year and when they do the focus goes on bouncing back and bouncing back quickly.”
“I expect us to be under a lot of pressure early on as Danny Lennon will send his team out really determined to get everyone behind them and allow them to move on. We will need to stand strong and play ourselves into the game as we know any slip-ups from us will be punished by an attack that has David Goodwillie in it.”
Jim reckons that the Bully Wee have another reason to want to get on top early as he explained: “We have won our last two games and scored five goals in them. We have players showing an eye for goal and confidence in the group is high.”
“We have a good record at Broadwood which is not a surprise to me as it is the best artificial surface in the league and we have players who can pass the ball on it. Whilst we will be wary of Clyde, I am sure that they will also be wary of us.”
Josh Mulligan is available again after missing out last weekend due to illness with on-loan Aberdeen attacker Ryan Duncan has overcome a hamstring injury and is available for the first time since joining in September.
Gary Fraser, Ryan Conroy and Alan Cook remain out and there will be a late call made on Simon Ferry with the Blue Toon boss adding: “Simon is pretty close to being ready but has not played in a while so he may need a bounce game before using him again.”
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