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Numerous names declare support for Clyde's Cumbernauld relocation plan, ahead of EGM

Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
 
 
 
Published at 19:45 GMT on Friday, 19th April, 2013.
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A NUMBER of people have supported Clyde Football Club’s proposals to upsticks and leave Cumbernauld, for East Kilbride.

A number of voices, such as former Clyde player Craig Bryson have spoken out in order to give their positive support for the club to move to East Kilbride.

The support comes ahead of the club’s EGM, scheduled to take place tomorrow, before the club’s match against Montrose, when the club’s owners will vote on the proposal.

Craig Bryson is left The Bully Wee in 2007 to join Kilmarnock and is now a big part of the Derby County squad. He talked of how Clyde’s proposals would be “brilliant” for the club.

"I think it would be brilliant for Clyde," he said. "It would also be excellent for East Kilbride, which needs an alternative to people leaving to watch Rangers or Celtic.

"I believe Clyde would be in a much better shape if they had moved to EK when it was suggested all those years ago.

"My family still live in the town so it's a nice thought that I could maybe 'come home' later in my career and be a player or even manager of EK Clyde FC."


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Meanwhile, former Clyde favourite Jack Ross, currently assistant manager at Dumbarton and PFA Scotland chairman, has also given his backing to the club’s relocation proposals.

"As a club, Clyde offered me a fantastic opportunity as a professional and therefore I have continuing great affection for The Bully Wee,” Ross said.

"The move offers the club a return closer to its roots and traditional fan base. Ultimately, it can offer a potential route back to where Clyde should be within Scottish football.

"I would love the club to maintain its current name but a slight change may be a small price to pay for long term stability and success."

Another name to add his support was Aberdeen director Craig Brown, a former manager of the club. 

He said: "I'm delighted to give my backing to Clyde's move to East Kilbride. I believe it should have happened all those years ago when it was first suggested and I regret that it didn't.

"I am certain that it would be excellent for Clyde FC so the proposals have my full support."

Chris Thomson, Chair of Enterprise Services of South Lanarkshire Council added: "South Lanarkshire Council are happy to support Clyde Football Club's return to South Lanarkshire in any way they can. There is goodwill from all involved towards the Club."

The club will vote on proposals to leave Cumbernauld tomorrow morning before their Broadwood Stadium match, against Montrose, at 3pm. 

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