Clyde look set to bring in six

Friday 15th July 2011

Clyde boss Jim Duffy has taken a major step forward in re-shaping the Bully Wee squad by agreeing deals with half a dozen players. The Broadwood boss is set to bring in the versatile Kris Irvine from Dundee United, one time Dumbarton and Annan front man Liam Cusack, ex-Morton midfielder Ryan Kane, who has impressed Duffy after shaking off a hamstring injury, and one time Hearts, Raith Rovers, Queen’s Park and East Stirling midfielder John Neil has also came on board.

More familiar faces have also returned with Pat Scullion agreeing to make last season’s loan move from Stenhousemuir a permanent switch and 36-year-old Youth Coach at the club, Lee Sharp has also agreed to don his boots for the season.

Pat ScullionDuffy said, “I have said before that we will have a young squad and nothing has changed in that regard but that does not mean that we will lack skill, energy or commitment for the club. The younger players coming in will be learning all the time but I believe that they have potential to succeed.”

The recruitment of Sharp is designed to help the youngsters at the club with Duffy saying, “Lee is no stranger to Broadwood and we need good professionals around the club to help the boys on and off the park and Lee falls into that category. First team senior football is completely different from the under-19s and it is about learning to cope with that change as quickly as you can.”

Duffy added, “The squad is taking shape now and I am still looking to add to it and we will continue to work off the park with that aim in mind."

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