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PREVIEW: Clyde v Cove Rangers

Fri, 27th Aug 2021 9:17pm

Clyde welcome Cove Rangers to Broadwood in cinch League 1.

The Bully Wee will be looking to bounce back from what was a disappointing result last week in a 3-0 loss to Falkirk, while Cove will be looking to build on their good start to the season which currently sits them in 4th place after two wins, one draw and a defeat.

The sides met twice last season on league duty with Clyde winning the away game 3-2 in dramatic style, while the game at Broadwood finished in a 1-1 draw.

New signing Neil Parry could make his debut for this clash, as David Mitchell will be unavailable.

Clyde will still have some players on the sidelines due to injury for this match, with Page, Tade and Love definitely out. Barry Cuddihy will be a doubt as will Aaron Splaine who missed last week’s match.

Danny Lennon addressed the currently injury situation going into this game:-

“We’ve been hit a little bit hard recently, with Johnathan Page and Ally Love definitely out. It’s been frustrating. Aaron Splaine will be fighting against time to make it but he is making good recovery, and that’s the same with Barry Cuddihy.

There’s just four players who would probably come in and start most weeks, but I’m a big believer that we need to concentrate on what we do have available, and it’s an opportunity for another player to come in and impress.”

The Clyde manager also commentated ahead of the cinch League 1 match:-

“We are looking to come out and bounce back from last weekend. There was a good shape about us for the first hour of the game but we gave away soft goals from our point of view, especially the first one and the penalty.

“All credit to Falkirk as they looked good, but we have to bring more than being difficult to break down. We have to bring composure on the ball, and our ability to get the ball down and start passing it about. We have to play at a high tempo as that’s where I feel we are at our best and we’ll need that do deal with an energetic Cove side.

We know the brand of football they like to play, and I feel if both sides bring their full potential it has the makings of a fantastic game. We’re certainly looking to bring our strengths with the ball that we failed to do last week.”


MATCHDAY INFORMATION

Kick-off: 3pm

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 5 of the club's award-winning matchday programme will be on sale, priced at £3.

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