East Stirling V Clyde at Ochilview Park : Match Preview

22 November 2013 04:01
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Leaders face tough test

Table-topping East Stirling face another tough examination of their leadership credentials when Clyde visit.

The Shire welcome back Iain Thompson from illness and David Greenhill from paternity leave with only Nathan Shepherd unavailable to head coach John Coughlin due to a long-term knee injury.

Coughlin said: "For the past few weeks every game we have faced could have seen us knocked off top spot. We haven't been so far and that says a lot about the commitment from the players.

"They need to rise to the challenge again as Clyde are in good form just now and one of the hardest working sides in this league."

Clyde goalkeeper Jamie Barclay misses out against the league leaders due to an ankle problem with striker Michael Daly also absent due to a shoulder injury.

Bully Wee manager Jim Duffy said: "We have managed to move into fourth which is terrific but we have still got a lot to learn. We are not killing teams off as clinically as we should be and therefore we are involved in finales that are more exciting than they should be.

"The players are an inexperienced group and they are in confident mood but this will be a tough test against an East Stirling side that has a lot of experience in it."

Source: PA