Thistle clash is a cruise for Clyde

DIE-HARD Clyde fans will take to the water this Saturday to support the Bully Wee when they face Partick Thistle at Firhill.

Members of the Kirkintilloch Clyde Supporters Club will travel by barge on the Forth and Clyde Canal to cheer on their team in the first division clash.

Clyde fan Jack Ferguson told Herald Sport that the boat trip - from Townhead Bridge in Kirkintilloch to Maryhill - was proving to be very popular with supporters.

He said: We will have more than 40 people on board two barges, but we could get a few more before Saturday.

The club has given us a flag to fly on the barge and it should be a great occasion.

Jack added: I just hope that after all this effort we win the game.

But whatever happens, I think it will be a day to remember for some time to come.

The barges are scheduled to leave from Kirkintilloch around 12 noon, arriving at Firhill 30 minutes before kick-off.

Meanwhile Clyde cruised to a 3-0 victory over Ross County on Saturday.

In a blistering first half performance the Bully Wee, with new signings Alan Kernaghan and David Hagen in defence, out-classed the Dingwall side.

Two goals from Pat Keogh in the first half and one from Andy Millen in the second sealed the points for the Broadwood Club.

Former Irish internationalist Alan Kernaghan had an outstanding debut in a Clyde team that looked solid in every department, and the big defender looks set to become a firm favourite with fans in the season ahead.

Clyde were due to take on Stenhousemuir in the first round of the CIS Cup last night (Tuesday), but all eyes will be fixed on Saturday s clash against old rivals Partick Thistle.