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Clyde midfielder Scott McLaughlin hopes title experience will help Bully Wee clinch League Two championship


Clyde midfielder Scott McLaughlin reckons having a dressing room packed with title winners can help the Bully Wee take the chequered flag in League Two.

The 32-year-old has already sampled promotions with Morton and Ayr United in his career but is not the only one to have tasted success in their squad.

clydeMarvin Andrews was part of the Rangers side that won the SPL in 2005, while veteran defender Mark McLaughlin has sampled league triumphs with both Clyde and Hamilton.

Throw in manager Barry Ferguson’s trophy-laden time at Rangers and the club have plenty of experience when it comes to crossing the finishing line.

Clyde head into today’s trip at Berwick Rangers four points adrift of leaders East Fife with four games left and McLaughlin insists they are more than capable of being crowned champions.

He said: “We’ll try and win and keep the pressure up on East Fife.

“They’ve got four points on us and we need to take care of our own results.

“The last two results have been disappointing because we had it in our own hands and now that’s not the case. Now we have to rely on other teams.

“I think our experience in that changing room will help.

“We’ve got guys in there that have won league titles, won the play-offs and won cups so guys like myself and big Mark McLaughlin can pass on our experience to the younger guys and help us get over the line.

“I won the league with Morton ten years ago, was promoted with Ayr United and won the CIS Cup with Livingston in 2004.

“Hopefully that experience can stand us in good stead and help us get promoted.”

McLaughlin insists it is important Clyde finish the season on a high regardless of whether they claim the title, with the play-offs offering another route to League One.

He added: “We have to remember the form that took us to where we are and hopefully that can stand us in good stead.

“We’re not giving up on the title, there’s still 12 points to play for although it’s going to be difficult because we’re relying on other people.

“It’s important to get a run together because if we do end up going into the play-offs, we want to be going in there with a bit of momentum.”

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