Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat has revealed that it was an easy decision to shift his side’s festive fixtures around, as his squad deserve to spend Christmas with their families for all the sacrifices they have made this season.

The West of Scotland Football League had scheduled a full set of fixtures for Premiership sides on Boxing Day, though most teams opted to reschedule.

And with the Bankies having the luxury of floodlights at Holm Park they rescheduled their clash with Cumbernauld for last night (29th).

Moff’s side have also moved their January 2 fixture away to their nearest challengers Troon back 24 hours to give players a little extra time with their families over New Year.

He told the Post: “Cumbernauld had asked if we’d like to look at doing something. We looked at the 27th and that wasn’t quite working out, so we suggested flipping the fixture and playing under the lights on the 29th.

“With things like that I like to throw it out to my players and my captain to chat with them in confidence, and he’ll come back to me.

“In normal circumstances, when they are being full paid, I would, to be honest, just be saying to them get on with it and play on Boxing Day.

“But because it’s been a bit of an unusual year and we’re constantly asking them to adapt and flex on things, plus they’re obviously not getting full pay, I just felt it was a good decision to give them a proper Christmas with their families.

“Fans would also have been a consideration, because I know fans like a Boxing Day fixture, but with none of that being in play, it made it easy.”

Clydebank knew before taking on Cumbernauld that they’d end the year on top of the league, regardless of the outcome of Tuesday night’s fixture, after Troon lost 5-2 to Darvel in a Boxing Day fixture which was moved back to Sunday afternoon.

Looking further ahead, Bankies’ reward for getting past Beith in round two of the Soccer Shop Challenge Cup last month is a home tie with Forth Wanderers, and Moff was pleased with the home draw that’s set to take place in February.

He added: “It’s a wee bit away but we’ll be making sure we’ve done our homework on them.

“They’ve had some good results so it’ll be a tough one and we’ll need to give it the attention and respect they deserve.”