Clydebank manager Kieran McAnespie has called on his players to show more consistency after a late goal saw his side lose 2-1 to Glenafton on Saturday.

Jordan Shelvey scored his 14th of the season but goals from Dale Moore and Leon Murphy saw Bankies slip to sixth in the West Premiership table.

Following the weekend’s game at Lochburn Park, McAnespie told the Post: “It’s just so frustrating when you can’t see a game out. We go behind yet get the goal back and think we would get a draw, which we would’ve said fair enough to because they put us under lot of pressure.

“They’ve got a really good team, and Marc Waters has kept us in it with a couple of unbelievable saves.

“We lose this one game and we drop to sixth, which just shows how tight this league is and you could see by their celebrations how much it meant to them.

“We need to find a lot more consistency, because eight losses doesn’t look good in the table and I don’t like to look at that.

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“We’ve set standards and expectations, and we don’t want to fall below those.

“I’m disappointed just now, but I know looking realistically we’re exceeding expectations.

“This time last year we had about five points and had gone out of the Scottish Cup early on. This year we’re sitting fairly comfortably and in the quarter finals of the cup.”

Bankies were dealt a blow in the run up to the game, with top scorer Nicky Little unavailable and defender Declan Fitzpatrick being recalled from his loan spell by Clyde.

McAnespie added: “It was a big blow for us, but we can’t just rely on one or two players. It’s massive for the squad as a whole because it takes us down to 17, so we’ll need to look to replenish that.

“All attention now just needs to go to the Hurlford game. We know it’s going to be tough.

“If we were to be sucked into a physical battle it could be a long afternoon, but if we get the ball down and play like we can we should do very well.”