East Fife prepared for Clyde threat

It’s been a frustrating spell on the sidelines for East Fife and others in Scotland’s League One and Two.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 9:49 am
Dunfermline defender Miller Fenton has been added to the East Fife squad. Pic by Michael Gillen

But that will finally be brought to an end this Saturday when play resumes for Darren Young’s Methil men when they make the trip to Broadwood to meet Clyde.

Young has had just a couple of weeks to fine tune his players ahead of their return, the only comfort being that every other side in the division is in the same boat.

East Fife have played only nine games of the current campaign with still no confirmation of the structure of the fixture list announced, other than for the next two Saturdays.

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Regardless of how it’ll look, Young knows the club is in for a busy few weeks.

And it all starts at Clyde on Saturday, the manager fully aware of the problems the hosts can cause.

Despite going into the game second bottom of League One, The Bully Wee have a potent threat up front in David Goodwillie, who is capable of causing damage to any side in the division.

Young said: “He’s the main man for them and their goalscorer.

"He’s probably one who should be playing at a higher level – he’s a very, very good player.

"If you give him chances, he’ll take them, so we have to be aware.

"But it’s not just him, they have a pretty strong squad and have made some signings.

"If we stop the supply to Goodwillie then that’s half the battle, but we also have to be wary that he’s capable of creating chances himself.”