Clydebank player manager Kieran McAnespie blasted his side’s second half showing against Glasgow Perthshire last week in their 2-1 win.

The Bankies looked in control, leading at the break thanks to goals from Jamie Darroch and Jordan Shelvey.

But Perthshire bombarded the visitors at Keppoch Park, and McAnespie says they were fortunate to come away with three points.

He said: “It was a game of two halves, we could have been four or five up, they defended really well and in the second half we capitulated.

“They went very direct and we just didn’t deal with it. We were lucky to get away with the win. We had two or three chances in the second half we had two or three chances but we didn’t take them.

“It was a disappointing second half, but they did manage to stand resolute, we were lucky. I said it to them [the players] in no uncertain terms that it wasn’t good enough.”

Clydebank opted for a new formation in the game, trialling three at the back, in part prompted by the injury of Jamie Lyden, who expected to be fit again for tonight’s game.

Another player who may be in contention is Johnny Allan. The midfielder was ruled out of last season via illness and injury, and missed the majority of the last term for the Bankies.

He’s remained with Clydebank during pre-season, although he isn’t signed up with the club.

And the manager is expected to make a decision on the midfielder in the coming weeks.

He added: “He’s still part of the team, I’ve spoken to Johnny and I’ve played against him, I know what he’s capable of.

“But the biggest thing for him is if he’s ready to come back and play. He’s got through that, and it’s just making sure he’s ready to play games.

“We’ll have a look at him over the next couple of weeks.”

The manager also confirmed he was in talks with a senior team over bringing a striker in on loan.

Bankie’s next cup game is against Maryhill tonight.