CLYDEBANK manager Gordon Moffat has paid tribute to the club’s supporters for the way they’ve shown their support during the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Bankies’ faithful fans have sponsored the home and away shirts of all 20 first-team squad members, adding a vital £4,000 to the coffers as the club continues to battle against the absence of any matchday income.

Season tickets were also recently made available for the coming campaign, with the club promising to issue refunds for any game that might end up not being played if the campaign were to be curtailed.

Those who buy season tickets will also be given priority for entry to Holm Park should a reduced capacity be required to allow for social distancing.

Club officials are understood to be pleased with how season ticket sales are going, and Moffat has thanked the fans for their support and helping out their local club.

He told the Post: “We sold all of the shirts, and there were people at the club saying that they haven’t done that for quite a few years, so I think to sell all 40 shirts is good income for the club. It shows the fans are right behind it.

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“I expected that [reaction] with us going to the new league, but the reaction has been tremendous from the fans, particularly during these times.

“We can’t really ask any more in terms of the support and how they are backing us – not just with the shirt sponsorship but football cards and other fundraising things.

“The backing they’ve given us has been absolutely tremendous.”

On the pitch, the 37-year-old has added seven new faces to his squad over the summer – but admits he might not be finished yet.

Jamie Donnelly, Matt Niven, Frazer Johnstone, Joe Slattery and Liam McGonigle all signed from Moff’s former club Rossvale, whilst Ciaran Mulcahy arrived from Benburb and Ross McPherson re-joined after leaving Darvel.

The new additions leave Bankies in good shape ahead of their debut year in the West of Scotland League, but Moffat is hopeful of adding further fresh faces if the opportunity were to arise.

“There’s potentially one or two more who might get added,” he said.

“The problem just now is that we can’t have players who aren’t signed training with us, so it’s difficult to bring in a free transfer on trial or whatever, but I think that’ll happen when the rules dictate.”