Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat has witnessed his side return to the pitch in the past week with three pre-season friendlies – and has been left satisfied with the minutes put in by his squad.

The club’s senior team took on the Bankies’ development side on September 12, before fixtures with Dumbarton and Kilwinning Rangers followed at Holm Park on Tuesday and Saturday.

The Bankies lost 4-0 to Jim Duffy’s Sons and went down 2-1 at the hands of their Ayrshire visitors – but results are always of secondary importance in pre-season games, and Moffat told the Post he’s pleased with what he’s seen from his squad so far.

However, the former Rossvale boss does admit that there are still things to work on in what is his first pre-season with the club.

He said: “It’s been a good mix of friendlies.

“The game with the development guys was just about getting the legs moving again, which was good for us and the development team, who have got a few new guys for them to try some new things.

“The score was irrelevant; it was just about having a game and getting us all going again.

“The Dumbarton game was always going to be a good test against a team who are three levels above us.

“In the first half we acquitted ourselves quite well and [Dumbarton manager] Jim Duffy was quite complimentary of us.

“Then all the changes happened in the second-half which breaks up the game and we lost a few sloppy goals.

“The game against Kilwinning was a different test again with a team at the top end of our level.

“We learned quite a bit. We’re still feeling our way a wee bit with match sharpness and you could see that in some of them.

“But the three games, when you put them all together, have all been good minutes.”

The 37-year-old continued that he hopes the remaining friendlies will see his side get to the level he is looking for.

He added: “We’ve got another three preparation games ahead of us plus quite a few training sessions so we’re relatively happy.

“There’s definitely things we just need to tune up a wee bit but in terms of early preparation it’s been decent.”