Clyde match preview
Aug 5, 2022
“We Know that we are the underdogs”
Peterhead head to Clyde for their first away game in League 1 this season with Balmoor manager Jim McInally hoping that the Bully Wee’s change of home does not bring about a change of luck. The Blue Toon have reserved some of their best performances and results for games against Danny Lennon’s side at Broadwood at Cumbernauld in recent years and manager McInally will send his side out to do the same at their new base at Hamilton Accies’ ground at New Douglas Park even though they are second favourites in this meeting. Jim said: “This is my first ever game at Hamilton’s Stadium as the manager of Peterhead so I am hoping I get off to a good start. We have done well in away games against Clyde in recent seasons and hopefully that will continue despite the change of venue and our side being a work in progress.” “Clyde had a great start in the league last weekend when they came from behind to defeat a full-time Queen of the South side at Palmerston. Danny is an experienced coach and he has also added experience right across the pitch especially in central defence and midfield and that result shows what they are capable of.” Jim added: “Clyde will be the favourites based on the form both sides have started the season in, however with the results we have had down there against them in the past they will respect us as opponents.” “We are still knitting together as we had to rebuild in the summer and then rebuild again due to the injuries and suspensions we have had over the last month. We were very competitive against Airdrie in the second half last weekend and we will look to be as competitive for the full 90 minutes at Clyde.”
Team News: Former Partick Thistle midfielder Robbie Scullion is included for a second time as a trialist and there could be a second trialist involved with a youngster who left Aberdeen at the end of last season added to the travelling party. Jason Brown will not be risked following his head-knock at Stirling sustained in the final Premier Sports Cup game in July with Andrew McCarthy (ankle), Hamish Ritchie (knee) and Russell McLean (knee) also missing. Andy McDonald is also absent as he is serving the final game of a two-match suspension which was incurred last season.
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