Clydebank forward Alan Frizzell has moved on loan to Neilston Juniors.

Frizzell has started working off-shore, meaning he works three weeks on and three weeks off.

Because of that, manager Kieran McAnespie wasn’t able to guarantee the player game time this season, and after Frizzell asked to move, the manager was happy to let him go out on loan.

He said: “He was in a position where he was out of work, applied for a job and he had to take that opportunity.

“It’s difficult for me to justify playing him. It’s not fair to play players that aren’t at training for weeks and come in. It’s a shame for him.

“He asked for it, he said ‘I’ve got clubs that are willing to let me play when I’m back.’ “I rate him very highly, I think he’s a cracking lad as well.

“JP [John Paul Dow, Neilston co-manager] is a friend of mine, I’ve known him since I was 13 when we played at Celtic Boys Club together and he’d heard Frizzell had become available.

“He [Frizzell] has mates there as well and I was happy for that to happen as long as he was getting game time.”

The loan deal is until the end of the season, but with the possibility of recalling Frizzell, the Bankies boss will review his situation in January, depending on his work circumstances.

McAnespie added: “If his job allows him to be available we can do that and call him back.

“Initially we’ve agreed it’ll be until January and we’ll take it from there.

“Unless we’re in a situation where we’re in dire straits but I’ll have that conversation with John Paul.

“As it stands now it’ll be until at least January unless his job dictates otherwise.”