Alan Frizzell has said that he has no hard feelings towards Clydebank manager Kieran McAnespie after heading out on loan to Neilston until the end of the season, writes Jack Crawford.

Frizzell’s new work schedule means that he works three works on an off-shore gas and oil rig before spending three weeks at home, which means that he found himself down the pecking order at the Bankies.

But he admits that he totally respects the managers decision and is open to a return return to Clydebank, and there is an option for him to be recalled in January. He said: “I had a decent end to the year last season, and the gaffer told me I was well in the plans and was going to be playing regularly.

“But just because of the circumstance of my job means the boys that are there every week training are going to take priority which is fair enough.

“I’ve got no hard feelings and all respect for the manager and everything he’s done since he came in. I would go back to Clydebank.”

Frizzell phoned McAnespie to see if there was anything that could be done to ensure that he would be playing regularly, but his manager was reluctant to see him go permanently.

The forward added: “I love football and always have so I just phoned him and said is there any chance we can sort something out so that when I come home I know I’m coming home to three games of football.

“He said he didn’t want to lose me, and I was well in the plans. We just came to the arrangement that I could go to Neilston and play there and they seem quite happy to have me.”

Neilston is home to one of Alan’s former teammates in Simon McBride and co-managed by Martin Campbell, who Frizzell said has tried to sign him on more than one occasion. He said: “I played with Simon McBride at Morton and the Neilson manager’s son is one of my best mates. Martin’s been trying to sign me for the past few years and seemed to quite happy to have me.

“I hope I can keep him happy. He seemed quite happy to have me on Saturday when I managed to score the winner!”

Last Saturday Frizzell made his debut for the club, coming off the bench against Yoker – and he managed to grab the winner. He said: “There’s that wee extra bit when you’re playing Yoker. I was more than happy with the goal.”