Clyde V Annan Athletic at Broadwood Stadium : Match Preview

04 April 2014 03:01
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Three out for Clyde

Clyde are missing a trio of players as they look to consolidate their place in the play-offs with victory over second-placed Annan.

The Bully Wee, who require eight more points to make certain of a top-four finish, are without the services of Ryan MacBeth (illness), Kevin Watt (ankle) and Bradley Coyne (knee).

Despite his side having won all three meetings between the two this season, manager Jim Duffy is not getting carried away.

He said: "Every game has been incredibly tight between Annan and ourselves but we have been able to nick a goal and win. It would be great to do that again and move even closer to a play-off place. We have had a terrific season, however it will feel like a disappointing one if we do not get over the finishing line."

Annan look set to give David Hopkirk his first start after nearly five months out with a foot injury, but an illness bug has left Steven Black, Martin McNiff, Peter Watson and Iain Chisholm all doubtful for the trip.

Matty Flynn and Kenny Mackay (both groin) remain absent as Jim Chapman's men look to bounce back from the defeat to Stirling last time out.

Jim Chapman said: "Jim Duffy has done a great job at Clyde and they have held the upper hand against us this season but every game has been really tight. It would be good to put an end to that.

"We dropped our standards last weekend against Stirling and lost so I am looking for better this time."

Source: PA