Clyde boss Danny Lennon going back to basics after Airdrie defeat

Clyde manager Danny Lennon celebrates three years in charge this weekClyde manager Danny Lennon celebrates three years in charge this week
Clyde manager Danny Lennon celebrates three years in charge this week
Clyde boss Danny Lennon has told his squad to get back to basics after enduring the heaviest defeat of his time as Bully Wee boss.

Lennon celebrates three years in charge at Broadwood this week, but Saturday’s 5-0 thumping at Airdrie wasn’t the way he was hoping to mark that anniversary.

Goals by Callum Gallagher twice and Dale Carrick had the Diamonds three up at the break, and in the second period Carrick added another from the penalty spot before Kyle Connell’s fifth completed a bad day at the office for Clyde.

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Despite that defeat – Clydxe’s third in eight days, all without scoring – Lennon insists he still has faith in his players, but he says they have to justify that faith with better performances on the pitch.

He said: “We know the quality that we have within this squad, but quality still has to go and produce.

“We’ve got a very, very young side, and with that comes a wee bit of inconsistency.

“There’s a few boys in there that have come and are learning what this league and this level of football is all about.

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“Sometimes that can be unforgiving, but the most important thing is that we can’t lose those kids. They’ve got to be given the experience of that and the older players have got to help pull that through.

“We know the quality side that Airdrie are, and we put an extra centre-back in, but regardless of what shape we played, the basics weren’t there in terms of defending properly, being in the right place at the right time.

“We’ve got to dust ourselves down, take our medicine and look at the qualities we have but also the things we’re not bringing to games at this time.

“When we do click, we’re a very good side, so we’ve got to get back to the basics of doing all the things we’re good at.”

Clyde were in action at home to Kilmarnock in the Betfred Cup on Tuesday before travelling to Dunfermline for their final group match on Saturday.

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