Consistency is key for Clyde, says Manager of the Month Barry Ferguson

Clyde FC manager Barry Ferguson has been crowned Ladbrokes League 2 Manager of the Month after steering his side to a perfect three wins out of three in November.

The Bully Wee had suffered an inconsistent start to the season, but Ferguson’s fledgling side finally clicked into gear last month, reeling off 3-1, 4-2 and 5-0 wins against Montrose, Elgin City and Berwick respectively.

The wins mean Clyde are now joint favourites at 5/2 to win the league and an even-money shot to reach the promotion play-off places and Ferguson believes he now has the platform to find some consistency.

In an exclusive interview with Ladbrokes News, the 37-year-old said: “Awards like this are important in a way and it’s nice to be recognised but I see it as a team effort.

“My staff are equally important as they always work hard for me so they deserve to be recognised too.”

01/12/15      PALACE OF ART - GLASGOW   Clyde Manager Barry Ferguson receives the Ladbrokes League Two Manager of the Month Award for November.

Clyde Manager Barry Ferguson accepts the Ladbrokes League 2 Manager of the Month Award for November.


The manager admitted it has taken a while for his new side to gel this season but believes they now have the capacity to deal with the weight of expectancy and build on what they delivered last month.

“It’s a completely new squad so it took time for everyone to gel but were getting there now and it’s all about getting consistency going forward.

I keep telling the players that football is all about handling pressure. They need to handle it but they have shown in recent weeks that they can. Hopefully we can kick on from here.”

Next up for Clyde is a trip to East Stirling, a game which sees Ferguson’s men billed as the 9/10 favourites. The hosts can be backed at 12/5 to take all three points, with the draw on at 14/5, but on current form it’s hard to look past the visitors putting in another dazzling display.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.