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PREVIEW: Clyde v Celtic

Sat, 8th Feb 2020 7:57pm

Clyde are back in William Hill Scottish Cup action tomorrow, as current cup holders Celtic make the short trip to Broadwood for a Fifth Round tie.

It's the first meeting of the sides since the famous 2-1 win for The Bully Wee in the same competition in 2006.

The same squad that travelled to Forfar last week will be available for selection, with both new loan signings Ross Cunningham and Adam Livingstone also eligible to take part.

After taking an extra training session with the squad today, Danny Lennon spoke to the official website ahead of the eagerly anticipated match:-

"The Scottish Cup is a prestigious competition - the oldest one out there - and it's great to still be in it. Tomorrow is a wonderful occasion; to test ourselves against the country's best team at this moment in time. If we are to get a positive result out of this tie it will have to be a monumental effort for the full 90 minutes.

"When the draw was made there was a great excitement around the place and our own fanbase and immediately it takes you back to 2006. It's very important to remember what was achieved that day, but we're 14 years down the line now and we're looking at a Celtic side that is in absolutely terrific form. They’ve won every domestic competition for the last three years so it’s going to be the type of challenge that you look forward to as a player and as a coach, facing the best.

"We're going to have to be at our very best. It’s going to be a wonderful atmosphere and the town of Cumbernauld will certainly be buzzing.

"The fans will play a massive part for us tomorrow. We're going to be a bit outnumbered but there will certainly be spells in the game when the Bully Wee faithful will definitely make themselves heard. As long as we know that they're there, we know where to find them. The supporters have always been very important to us in every game, and even more so tomorrow. I talk about the players being at the top of their game, but it's also important that our fans are on the top of theirs as well and I've no doubt they will be. 

"They'll know the challenge that's in front of us, but it’s one that we're looking forward to. Can lighting strike twice? Well, miracles do happen."


MATCHDAY INFORMATION

Kick-off: 2.01pm. The kick-off is delayed by one minute to encourage all supporters, players and staff to engage in conversation around mental health, in support of the 'Heads Up' campaign.

Match Outcome: In the event of a draw after 90 minutes, a replay will take place at Celtic Park on Wednesday 12th February.

Special Guests: Players and staff from the 2006 team that famously defeated Celtic in the Scottish Cup in 2006, who will be introduced to the crowd at 1.45pm.

Match Mascots: Ryan Barrett, Joshua Beattie, Lewis Decuyper, Chloe Fahey, Caelan Ferns, Samuel Gorman, Aaron Hayes, Zeke Keating, Aidan Kiernan, Daniel Letham, Harry Letham, Harvey McKinlay, Connor McMahon, Matthew McNaught, Leon McNiven, Laila Mitchell, Shaw Mitchell, Reuben Morrison, Jamie Northcote, Luca Shakil, Aiden Shields, Declan Shields, Ciaran Waters

Car Parking: A limited number of spaces will be available in the away car park at Broadwood, for Clyde fans only. Please display your home end ticket for access. Further parking will be available at nearby St. Maurice's High School. Please note, access to the home car park is for players, staff and hospitality guests only, with a pass required.

Hospitality: All guests should arrive from 11.30am.

Admission: Entry is by ticket only, with no sale at Broadwood on the day. Turnstiles open at 12pm and early arrival is strongly advised to ensure entry in time for kick-off.

Club Shop: Open from 1pm for the sale of Clyde merchandise, located next to Kiosk One in the Main Stand.

The Clyde View: Issue 13A of the club's award-winning matchday programme will be on sale, priced at £3.

Teamsheets: Available while stocks last from the Club Shop, approximately 30 minutes before kick-off, and charged at 20p per copy.

Bully Wee Fund: Draw 17, for a prize fund of £1,170, will take place on the pitch at half-time and the winner will be announced immediately.

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