Montrose boss Stewart Petrie believes Clyde will definitely emerge from a recent slump – but he hopes that only happens after the teams meet today.
Barry Ferguson’s side started the season well but have lost four out of their last five, a sequence of results that began with a defeat to the Gable Endies in what was Petrie’s first game in charge of the Angus outfit.
Now, the Links Park boss, who has snapped up Liam Callaghan from local rivals Arbroath, is looking for his own players to get back to winning ways after last Saturday’s defeat to Elgin City.
Petrie said: “We actually played quite well last week against a good Elgin side.
“I couldn’t fault the players’ efforts but I think the game on the previous Monday against Arbroath may have taken its toll.
“However, we picked them up and had good training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday.
“The players will be well prepared for what it is an important and tough game at Clyde.
“They haven’t won for a wee while so I’m not sure if this is a good or a bad time to be playing them.
“What I am certain of though is that Barry has a good squad and I am sure they will turn the corner – but only after they have played us.
“The league is still ridiculously tight and there are a lot of teams under pressure.
“So hopefully we can get back to winning ways at Clyde.
“Fingers crossed Liam Callaghan’s paperwork is processed in time for him to join the squad.
“He comes highly recommended by Dick Campbell, is technically good and left-sided which adds to our options.
“I am still looking to bring two or three other players in while my search for an assistant continues but I am determined not to rush into anything.”