Clydebank boss Gordon Moffat praised skipper Nicky Little for adapting to a new role as his side made it five wins from five in the West of Scotland Premier Division with a 4-0 defeat of Rutherglen Glencairn.

Little scored twice on Saturday as he edged closer to his 100th goal for the club, and there were also goals from Matt Niven and Matt McLean as the Bankies maintained their 100 per cent record and remain at the top of the league.

Moff was disappointed with his side’s start to the game – Little’s seventh-minute opener being all that separated the sides at the break – but was pleased with the response he got in the second half.

He told the Post: “We invited a few situations onto ourselves in the first half with a few loose passes and a couple of wee things from throw-ins in our own defensive area.

“But we spoke about that at the break and I said if we cut that out it can be more of a comfortable day for us – and it was.

“In the second half I thought we went about it very well, we were professional and kept our foot on the gas.

“Nicky has been playing a slightly different role because we tweaked the system a wee bit after the first two league games.

“He finds himself a wee bit deeper at times, but it’s a good thing because he’s good at sensing opportunities and arriving on the scene late, which he likes to do.

“Other times in games he finds himself in the middle of the park building up play, which is fine, because he’s good enough to do that.

“But I do still try and give him the licence to release himself and go and be in that number 10 position when he can.

“He’ll be pleased to get the two goals and he’s edging closer towards the hundred mark now.”

After coming agonisingly close on three occasions in the space of thirty seconds, Clydebank found the opener after seven minutes when Little prodded home at the back post.

He then headed in a second on 54 minutes after McLean’s ferocious strike came back off the crossbar, and then Niven met Gallacher’s header to make it three on the hour.

Gallacher picked up his second assist of the afternoon ten minutes later when he picked out McLean who sidefooted the ball home from close range.

The Bankies are scheduled to take on Darvel this weekend, however the fate of the match remained uncertain as the Post went to press, the Ayrshire side having been forced to postpone last Saturday’s clash with Irvine Meadow due to 14 members of their squad having to self-isolate.