Clyde midfielder urges Bully Wee to get over Barry Ferguson resignation shock with much-need win

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Clyde midfielder Scott McLaughlin hopes the Bully Wee can overcome the shock of manager Barry Ferguson’s resignation with a much-needed win over Montrose this evening.

Former Scotland and Rangers captain Ferguson called time on his spell in the dugout after Saturday’s set-back to Annan left the club without a win in ten League Two matches.

Assistant manager Bob Malcolm will oversee tonight’s visit of the Gable Endies as Clyde bid to halt their alarming run of form.

The Broadwood outfit sit third bottom in the table but with bottom two Edinburgh City and Cowdenbeath also going head-to-head tonight, experienced playmaker McLaughlin knows this evening is a good chance to ease their relegation concerns.

He said: “We know we’re on a poor run, it doesn’t take a wise man to see that. Obviously the manager has gone but we just need to try and pick ourselves up. Ultimately we need to get results and get ourselves up the table as quickly as we can.

“I think it’s always a shock when a manager leaves. You hear rumours all the time about managers leaving but when it actually happens it still always comes as a shock, although I’ve been in the game long enough to know how it works.

“It just one of those things, no-one can really put their finger on it. We just need to start picking up results, that’s the main aim.

“Bob knows all the players, it’s up to him and us to try and get a result on Tuesday night to try and kick start our season again.

“Whether he wants the job or not I’m not sure but the main aim is for the club to get up the table again and try and sort the mess that were in.”

Former Queen of the South and Ayr United player McLaughlin admits the players confidence has also been affected by their recent barren patch.

He added: “It’s always going to take a wee dunt but the only way we can get that back is by winning football matches. That’s what we’ll be trying to do between now and end of the season.

“We need to start pushing up the table, we’ve been on a terrible run of games so we need to start picking up wins soon.”

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