Clydebank legends Gerry O’Brien and Davie Shanks are to be inducted into the Bankies’ hall of fame.

Davie Shanks made 146 appearances for Clydebank during 1983-8, scoring 7 goals.

And winger O’Brien made 109 appearances for the Bankies during two spells with the club in 1967-70 and 1977-78.

The two players are set to be inducted at the Clydebank FC Sporting Dinner on Saturday at the Clydebank and District Golf Club.

And Shanks thought Clydebank chairman Gordon Robertson was joking when he phoned him up to tell him he was to be honoured by the club.

He said: “It’s very humbling, Fallon and Gallagher were wonderful people as well as good professionals and I played alongside my hero Gerry McCabe.

“He taught me how to enjoy myself both on the park and off it.

“We had some great times together – it was an absolute privilege to play with them and this was the icing on the cake.

“I’m like a wee boy again, I thought he [Gordon] was joking – but for the next three or four hours I just sat there and remembered all the memories.

“ Because you don’t just like to live in the past but when he mentioned to me I was going to be inducted it brought it all back.

“We were playing the likes of Celtic, Rangers, Hearts, Dundee United and Aberdeen. Dundee United and Aberdeen were kings of Europe at that time and we were going out and beating them.

“It was wonderful, it brought it all back when Gordon rang me to tell me.”

And O’Brien, who now lives in Duntocher, was equally thrilled to be named amongst some of the Bankie’s greats.

O’Brien loved his time at the club in his two spells, Jack Steedman was the manager during his first spell in 1967.

O’Brien said: “It’s brilliant, I’m chuffed.

“Jack brought a load of 17-year-old’s and it was a bunch of young and up and coming boys and they turned into a lot of good players and they did very well, shrewd bit of business getting them into the first team.

“They had a lot of really good players and I enjoyed it, I went back to them the first year they were in the premier league from Swindon.

“We got relegated – it was tough going. I played for Hibs for a year after then had to finish my career after with arthritis.

“I came back to the Bankies for a wee spell, I coached the reserve team as well, I had some great times at Clydebank.”