Clydebank boss Kieran McAnespie is looking forward to his side’s ‘long overdue’ first outing at the redeveloped Holm Park this weekend as they take on Yoker in a curtain-raiser for the new pitch.

With delays in the planning stages and further delays due to vandalism earlier this summer, McAnespie insists his men are raring to finally get a full 90 minutes under their belt on the new surface.

The first of four friendlies scheduled at Holm Park, Bankies will line up against the Whe Ho with Tommy Montogomery and Peter McKenna’s side also making their return having spent the second half of last season at McKenna Park.

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“This match to open the new stadium is long overdue so I’m sure it’ll be a good atmosphere with a good crowd,” McAnespie said. “We’re settling in really well and the boys are all happy with the pitch so we’re hoping that we can now implement our style of play with some success here. We’ve had a few sessions now so it’s been good to get the boys back in and ready for the start of the season.

“They all absolutely love the pitch and look so comfortable on it. We have trained on a similar surfaces before but it’s just a nice big pitch and they’ve all taken to it so far.

“We are all looking forward to getting 90 minutes on the surface now. It’s always good to play against Yoker as it’s always a competitive one so it’ll be good to get a full game on the surface as we’ve just been training on it for a few sessions.

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“It is still pre-season so fitness is our main goal at the weekend, but we’ll be starting to work on the technical side and getting the fundamentals right. We don’t want to go into the start of the season on a bad run of games or even a bad run of performances with basic mistakes creeping in, so we need to make sure everything is done right to create a positive momentum which will start on Saturday.”

Clydebank v Yoker kicks-off this Saturday at 2pm.

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