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PREVIEW: Clyde v Alloa Athletic

Sat, 14th Aug 2021 10:05am

Clyde are back in cinch League 1 action this afternoon as Alloa Athletic visit Broadwood Stadium.

The Wasps, managed by ex-Clyde gaffer Barry Ferguson, currently sit 6th place in the table, with one win and a loss. Clyde are bottom of the league with one point right now after last Saturday’s draw against Montrose.

Barry Cuddihy will miss this match through suspension after his red card last week, and Jonathan Page is still out injured. Gregory Tade continues his recovery and is doubtful to be included in the matchday squad, while youngster Kai McCormack is set to go out on loan to Lowland League side Cumbernauld Colts.

Danny Lennon spoke to the official website ahead of the game:-

“The game away to Montrose went to plan in the first half, in terms of us being harder to break down and being difficult to score against, and the fighting spirit that the players and the fans showed in the closing stages is also massively important. We showed the quality in the final third I know that we have.

“You then go onto Wednesday which was a real disappointment all around so we are under no illusions that there is still work to be done at both ends of the pitch and there’s a lot more to come from this group of players as they gel together. It’s going to be a really competitive and tight season and our aim is to show that we can compete, earn points and thrive in this league.

“Alloa have also had a big turnover this season, in terms of squad and management and that takes a bit of time to come together. I hope that it is a good game of football for the supporters but we need to make sure that we bring our strengths for the whole 90 minutes.”  


MATCHDAY INFORMATION

Kick-off: 3pm

Minute's Applause: There will be a minute's applause prior to kick-off in memory of David Rowan, who recently passed away. David filled the role of Lead Security Officer at Broadwood on matchdays in his capacity with G4S.

Match Entry: With the easing of capacity restrictions, fans of both clubs can attend the match by paying at the gate. Tickets do not have to be purchased in advance. Entry for fans of both clubs will be by gates rather than turnstiles. All fans will be accommodated within the Main Stand.

Live Stream: The match will be streamed live, with stream access available to be purchased through the Ticket Store, priced at £13. Coverage will start around 2.45pm. A help guide to the streaming service can be found here.

Getting Here: Click here for details of how to get to Broadwood by car, bus or train.

Car Parking: There will be no parking available at the front of the stadium due to the COVID-19 test centre in the car park. However those travelling to the stadium by car should note that there will be a limited number of spaces in away car park at the rear of the South Stand. Other car parking provision can also be accessed within the Broadwood Campus and surrounding areas. Supporters are encouraged to arrive early to obtain one of the limited designated car parking spaces available. Please note that the overspill car park at St. Maurice's High School is temporarily unavailable.

Season Cards: Season Card holders should download the TicketCo Wallet app for your phone before arriving at the stadium. Press “USE” within the app to display the large QR code to be scanned on entry. A help guide on how to use the app can be found here. Volunteers will be in attendance to help anyone who needs assistance with the new app.

Season Card Holders: Enter by the single door disabled entrance to the left of turnstile D. 

Pay-at-the-gate: All entry gates will be signed. Home and away supporters should enter by the double doors to the left of turnstile D. Payment can be made by contactless cards or Google/Apple Pay at the doors. Fans wishing to pay by cash should purchase their ticket at the ticket window next to turnstile C before entering at the gate.

Seating Arrangements: Away supporters will be seated in the South end of the Main Stand. The lower central section of the Main Stand behind the dugouts will be closed as this area is required to seat substitutes and backroom staff of both teams.

Arria Lounge: The Arria Lounge will be open from 1pm to Executive Club and 1877 Rewards subscribers. Entry to the lounge between 1pm and 2pm will be via the main reception. After 2pm, entry is by the gates, and then enter the Lounge via the Main Stand. You can sign up to 1877 Rewards here.

Club Shop: The club shop will be open from 2.15pm for the sale of Clyde merchandise, located off the disabled entrance corridor. The new PUMA away shirt will be available to purchase, as well as remaining kit and leisurewear from last season at discounted prices.

Kiosks: Food and drinks will be available to be purchased once again from Kiosk One underneath the Main Stand, from 2.15pm onwards.

Face Coverings: Face coverings are not mandatory inside the stadium but fans are encouraged to continue to wear these. Masks should be worn when moving from seats into enclosed areas such as kiosks and toilets.

Track & Trace: Check In Scotland QR codes will be posted at various points around the stadium. Please take the time to scan these on your phone and check in to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The Clyde View: Issue 4 of the club's award-winning matchday programme will be on sale, priced at £3.

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