Clydebank welcomed supporters back through the turnstiles for the first time in 15 months on Saturday as the club’s senior team faced the development side.

A 2-0 defeat to Auchinleck Talbot in March 2020 was the last time the Bankies faithful got to watch their team from the terraces – and 15 months later, around 200 fans were able to attend for Saturday’s fixture.

The experience of Gordon Moffat’s troops proved too strong for the under-20s, however the young guns can be proud of their efforts and may have given the Bankies boss some food for thought as to whether or not they can step up into the first-team.

Jamie Darroch finished from a corner before Chris Black’s low effort doubled their lead before the break.

A late surge of goals at the end of the second-half from Joe Slattery, Ross McPherson and a Nicky Little penalty added some gloss to the scoreline.

Moff was able to catch a glimpse of some of the four signings he has made this summer as he looks to follow up last season’s undefeated campaign in the West of Scotland Football League Premier Division.

Liam Harris, Adam Hodge, Kevin Green and Hamish McKinlay have all joined the club and the Bankies boss was delighted to snap up a man who was his number one target.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “Adam Hodge is a seasoned right-back at this level and came through a Premiership club in Kilmarnock and is still relatively young but with experience. He knows the league very well.

“To be honest we just looked and said who are the best right-backs in the league, and can we go and get one of them? We were lucky enough to do that.

“There was pretty fierce competition but we’re glad he’s chosen us.

“‘Greeny’ is a guy I worked with before when I was assistant at Rob Roy. He’s a streetwise, experienced defender and knows the game and knows the level.

“It was quite calculated because Gary McMenamin is stepping back a little bit this season and focussing more on his assistant role so we had a bit of a void there for a streetwise defender with a bit of experience. Greeny fitted the bill in that aspect.

“We’ve got Jamie Darroch who is experienced at the back but the two Matt’s [McLean and Niven] are still quite young so we wanted to make sure we had that well rounded four again.”

The WoSFL’s fixture list for the new campaign is due to be published on Friday evening, while Clydebank’s pre-season schedule continues on Saturday with a visit from St Peter’s.

Further friendly fixtures in the next month against Johnstone Burgh, Cumbernauld Colts, Glasgow University, Dumbarton and Dalbeattie Star are lined up ahead of the competitive action starting on July 17.