2017/18 Preview – Clyde

With Jim Chapman moving from Annan to Clyde, he has replicated his Galabankies side from last term, almost. Will the team who finished at the wrong end of the league last term be able to improve on a few dismal campaigns in League Two this term? Here are my thoughts.

Blair Currie has joined from Annan while Frenchman Illes Belkacem has also been added to provide competition at Broadwood. With the loss of John Gibson, an experienced goalkeeper was required and Champan has went for the trusty Currie to lead his side this term.

Jack Breslin and Martin McNiff will form a good partnership at the back while Jordan Stewart and Kyle Bradley will ofeer good width on the flanks. I think the defence still needs some additions to boost the numbers but the early indications look good for Clyde with the signings made so far.

The midfield looks strong with the addition of experienced midfielder Kevin Nicol as well as Darren Miller. Alongside that, you have Darren Ramsey and Scott Ferguson with the guile and creativity of Matty Flynn.

Up front also looks ready to go with David Goodwillie a stand-out at this level. Smart Osadolor and Max Wright provide good competition with the experience of David Gormley up front as well.

In conclusion, I am expecting a good season by Clyde. I think Chapman has recruited reasonably well and with a couple of more additions defensively, I think the Bully Wee will be good to go. I would expect a play-off place to be the minimum Chapman achieves this term.


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