Clydebank manager Kieran McAnespie admits he has issued a warning to his players after Bankies fell to a 2-1 defeat away to Largs on Saturday.

John Carter and Ben Black both scored inside the opening four minutes with Nicky Little’s first-half goal not enough to salvage a draw for McAnespie’s men.

Bankies had kept two successive clean sheets to start the year but they conceded inside the opening minute against Theesal with McAnespie demanding better from his side.

He said: “We can’t start any game like that, and definitely not against a counter attacking team like Largs. They’re organised and well drilled. We could’ve played to midnight and the ball wouldn’t have been in the net again.

“We stuck to the game plan even at two down. They’re strong defensively and we found it hard to unlock the back door. We couldn’t really find the momentum after their second.”

Elsewhere, McAnespie has bolstered his squad this week with the addition of full back Lee Duncanson on loan from Partick Thistle until the end of the season.

He said: “Young Lee is naturally a right-back and brings a lot of energy and pace and he’s physically strong. With Adam Asghar ruled out with a long term injury, it’s good that we can free up Liam Rowan to come back into the middle.

“Adam has osteitis pubis so he’s been told he’s to take at least two months rest before possibly an injection, so it was important we brought Lee in to help with squad depth.”

Bankies now face Girvan in the last 16 of the Scottish Junior Cup with McAnespie warning his side they’re not in for an easy tie.

He added: “Girvan aren’t in a very good position in the league and they’ve lost 23 goals in their last four games, but they all count for nothing on Saturday. With all due respect, it’s pretty much a no lose situation for them. We can’t rest on our laurels because we know they see us as a big scalp if they were able to cause an upset.”