Fifers ready to take just deserts over Clyde

It’s about time the Fifers managed to get one over Saturday’s visitors Clyde according to Bayview gaffer Gary Naysmith.

East Fife have been beaten twice this season by the Bully Wee - but the Methil boss reckons his side deserved more from the two clashes.

Naysmith’s men welcome Clyde to Bayview on Saturday, with both clubs enjoying good starts to 2015.

The East Fife manager says he can see similarities between the two teams.

He said: “Clyde are almost a mirror image of ourselves.

“We both weren’t where we wanted to be at the start of the season and myself and Barry Ferguson brought in a lot of players.

“It wasn’t working for us so we’ve both changed things in January and have started picking up results.

“Barry added some real experience in Hugh Murray, Scott McLaughlin and Keigan Parker so, like us, they’re a completely different team.”

East Fife are still on the hunt for their first points against Clyde, something that is bugging the gaffer.

“It irks me a bit that we haven’t taken anything from the two games we’ve played them,” said Naysmith.

“The first time we played them we absolutely battered them but they managed to get their goal and hold on.

“In the second game we created a lot of chances and were well on top but just seemed to capitulate.”

The manager was pleased to take all three points from Saturday’s game with Montrose.

In particular the boss reserved praise for the rejuvenated Ross Brown.

“He’s getting back to where he was before his injury,” said the manager.

“It’s taken him a bit of time but, looking at his recent performances, he’s back to his best.”