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Match Preview: Cowdenbeath v Clyde


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Match Preview: Cowdenbeath v Clyde

PostedSeptember 10, 2009

Cowden return to action on Saturday afternoon after the international break and host 2nd bottom Clyde in Irn-Bru 2nd Division action.

Danny Lennon's men go into the match in confident mood after their recent Fife Cup win over Raith Rovers and will be going all out to record the first league win of the season. Cowden have drawn two and lost two of their opening four league games but have more than held their own in all four games. Cowden have been particularly impressive in their last two outings - consecutive 1-1 draws against Alloa Athletic and East Fife - and will be looking to turn their performances into goals and full points this weekend.

"This is a very important game for us and one that we aim to win", said Lennon.

"I have asked the boys to maintain the standard of play we have set in the league so far but to be more ruthless in front of goal. We have been playing some great football and carving out plenty of chances so we just need to convert more of our chances and the results will come."

Clyde, managed by ex-Rangers player John Brown, are placed just one point behind the Blue Brazil and have had a difficult start to the season following relegation from the 1st Division last season. The club was forced to move on a number of 1st team players due to financial difficulties and the new team assembled is taking time to gel. However, the squad has a nucleus of players with 1st Division experience and will be a real test for Cowden's talented young side.

Mark Baxter will miss out after injuring his shoulder at work while John Dempster is toiling with a groin strain. Mark Ramsay and Jay Shields (pictured) will come into contention after coming through the recent Fife Cup tie unscathed on their return from injury while Darren McGregor faces a late fitness test. The influential defender has missed the start of the season due to a knee injury but has been back in training for a forthnight. However his progress has been held back by a recent chest infection.

The turnstiles open at 1.30pm and all home and away fans are encouraged to make a pre-match visit to the Club Bar situated in the main stand at Central Park.

Meanwhile, you can listen to Danny Lennon on Revival FM's regular Friday night football show from 6.30pm this Friday night. Danny is a guest on the show along with Raith Rover's boss John McVeigh and journalists Gordon Park and Tony Haggerty.

You can listen to the broadcast at 100.8FM or http://revival.fm

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