Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat says he’s delighted with the impact that striker Ross McPherson has made since returning to the club.

The experienced forward, who first signed for the Bankies in 2010, re-joined in the summer after leaving for Queens Park in 2014.

The 32-year-old went on to have spells in the junior top flight with Beith and Pollok, and spent the 2019-20 campaign with Darvel before returning to Holm Park in the summer.

McPherson, nicknamed ‘Archie’ after the legendary former Scottish football commentator, scored 45 goals in 123 appearances during his first spell for the club – and while game time has been somewhat limited so far this season, he has still managed to find the net twice in Clydebank’s seven league fixtures.

McPherson overtook Davie Cooper in the club’s all-time goalscoring charts with his goal at Kirkintilloch Rob Roy back in November and scored a superb goal against Cumbernauld at the end of December – the last fixture Clydebank played before the suspension of all football outside the top two tiers of the SPFL.

Moff is spoilt for choice in the forward line, with Ciaran Mulcahy making an impressive start to life at Holm Park after his move from Benburb, and McPherson using his experience to the benefit of his teammates.

The Bankies boss also revealed that he has given McPherson a new role in the squad upon his return.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “Archie came in against Cumbernauld and scored a great goal and was excellent and makes it very difficult for me now, but that’s why we signed two top calibre number nines.

“There might be times when we play the two of them so it’s good to have options in that department.

“They bounce off each other well and keep each other going.

“Obviously Archie is the experienced one of the pair and he gives Ciaran wee bits at training and Ciaran’s performances have been bringing Archie on, so he knew he had to perform when he played against Cumbernauld.

“We made him joint vice-captain along with Jamie Darroch, just because Jamie has been doing his police training recently and wasn’t always there.

“It was actually Jamie that came to me and suggested that we get another one involved. That alone probably shows what I think of him.

“I expect Archie to play a huge part in the rest of the season and I’m sure he expects that himself.”

Clubs below SPFL Championship level across the country remain out of action due to the current suspension, although West of Scotland Football League officials have released a new set of fixtures for when they are given the thumbs up to return.

All league standings remain in place, with Bankies still top of the Premiership.

The Holm Park side start with trips to Darvel, Troon and Beith before welcoming Kilwinning Rangers in the final fixture currently made public.