Jamie Lyden was released last week by Clydebank after being told he had no future at the club.

The Bankies moved to re-sign David Verlaque last week, following his release from Edinburgh City.

And with Chris Dooley also playing in that position, Lyden was informed last week he was unlikely to feature again for the Holm Park side.

Manager Kieran McAnespie said: “I spoke to him and was honest with him that he’s not the type of full-back I need and I wasn’t going to waste his time and keep him.

“I was honest with him and his attitude was spot on. He’s a good pro, and conducted himself impeccably and he’s a magnificent footballer.

“I have nothing bad to say about him, it’s just he wasn’t going to play in my team.”

The manager also revealed he tried to sign Verlaque in the summer, after the right-back making his debut on Saturday in the Bankies 5-0 defeat to Auchinleck Talbot.

He added: “He’s more dynamic and he bombs forward which is what I need from full-backs.

“He’s offered more than Jamie, and that’s it, that’s football. I wasn’t going to waste Jamie’s time. I was upfront with him.

“We were going to transfer list him or put him out on loan, but he wanted to be released.”

Lyden made 40 appearances for the Bankies, scoring two goals.