Clyde cleared to play new boys after HMRC error

Clyde boss Barry Ferguson can now play his new signingsClyde boss Barry Ferguson can now play his new signings
Clyde boss Barry Ferguson can now play his new signings
Clyde have been cleared to play their new signings after fears that they could be banned because of a blunder over a missed payment to HMRC.

Earlier this week the club admitted it had breached regulations by missing a payment in November which mean they were unable to field players signed since that date.

However following a meeting of the SPFL on Wednesday the club said the issue has now been resolved.

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That means players brought in during the transfer window will be available for Saturday’s match with Berwick Rangers at Broadwood.

A club statement posted on Clyde’s website on Wednesday night said: “The club is pleased to advise that the outstanding player registration issues have been resolved and all fit players will be available for selection with immediate effect, following today’s decision of the board of the SPFL.”

Clyde had admitted an inadvertent breach of rules by missing a payment of £3,320 in November but stressed that they were now fully up to date with all HMRC liabilities.

The outcome of the SPFL meeting will be a major boost to Bully Wee boss Barry Ferguson as he looks to get his side’s promotion push back on track.

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During the window Clyde signed striker John Gemmell from Albion Rovers, former Livingston midfielder Ross Millen and Annan Athletic forward Jamie Watson and brought in defender Scott McMann on loan from Hamilton Accies.

From being in a position to go top of the table at the turn of the year, Clyde have slumped to seventh in the League 2 table after a run of four successive defeats and are still chasing their first win of 2016.