Clydebank boss Gordon Moffat insists he has learned from his mistakes as his side look to pull off another cup shock when they take on Clyde this weekend.

The Bankies face off against the League One outfit at a sold-out Holm Park in the third round of the Scottish Cup on Saturday having knocked out Elgin City in the previous round.

Moff’s side drew 1-1 with the League Two club in the original tie at Holm Park, having bounced back after a disappointing first 45 minutes against Gavin Price’s men.

Clydebank were unlucky not to win that tie on the night after a stirring second half, and roared back to win the replay 2-1 at Borough Briggs five days later.

Moffat told the Post he plans to approach this Saturday’s game in a different manner to the first Elgin tie – and that he hopes his players have also gained vital experience from those second round matches.

Speaking to the Post after Saturday’s 6-1 win in the South Challenge Cup away to Glenrothes, the Clydebank gaffer said: “Now we’ve got Saturday out of the way everyone’s minds have turned to it.

“It’ll be a brilliant occasion. Building on what we did against Elgin, it’s another step up for us and another game we’re not expected to win – so it takes the pressure off of us and we can just relax and focus.

“We never set out to start the Elgin tie the way that we did. The part that I take responsibility for is the shape that we started with.

“We knew it was a gamble and it was a calculated risk that I took to try and force the game our way, but it ended up with them, and we had to change it quickly.

“For the boys themselves, the learning part will be not to sit off against league quality players. We need to take that on board or we will get hurt.

“As a group as players and a management team there’s things we can all learn from and take from the Elgin game.

“We’ll speak about that this week and try and start the game better this time.”

Clydebank’s tie with Elgin was also at a sold-out Holm Park as well as being broadcast to the nation on BBC Scotland.

The decision to show that match on live TV brought plenty of media coverage with it – something Moffat admits was difficult to deal with.

And though the third round tie hasn’t been chosen for live coverage, the Bankies boss says he hopes his players can use that experience to their advantage and deal with the extra attention better this time round.

“The build-up to the Elgin game was busy,” he continued.

“It wasn’t really ideal for me as a manager – it was great for the club, but a bit distracting at times. It was a nice distraction, so you welcome it, but at the same time I’m trying to focus on winning a game of football.

“The guys will know this time a bit more of what to expect. They’ll know the size of crowd that’s going to be in the ground, they will have felt that before, and there’s no real surprises other than they are playing a team from a level up again.

“The Elgin game will have been a first for a lot of the boys when it comes to playing in a game like that so they can use that to help them in this one.”

The Bully Wee side features former Scotland internationalist David Goodwillie, who netted against Spain in a European Championship qualifier in 2011, as well as recognisable faces such as ex-Birmingham and Hearts man Morgaro Gomis and former Steaua Bucharest and CFR Cluj forward Gregory Tade.

It’s not just on the pitch where the big names will be, with ex-St Mirren boss Danny Lennon set to be in the Clyde dugout.

Lennon has won three trophies as a player, and also guided the Buddies to League Cup glory in 2013.

He is a man that Moff is looking forward to going up against on the touchline and he hopes he can pick up a thing or two from the 52-year-old along the way.

He said: “It’ll be a great experience for me. When I set out in my coaching journey it was to go and test myself at the best levels.

“If I can take anything from him that will be great, but at the same time, I want to be the same as my players and not give too much respect.

“I respect him and what he’s done but I want to focus on Clydebank.

“Hopefully we’ll get a wee chance to sit down and have a chat with him afterwards. I’ll look forward to that and I’m sure it’ll be good.”

Saturday’s victory in Fife proved the perfect warm-up for the Bankies’ big Scottish Cup tie – though the visitors were handed an early scare at Warout Stadium when Lea Schiavone’s penalty gave Glenrothes, currently top of Conference B in the East of Scotland League, the lead.

Moffat’s troops, though, hit back with a Liam McGonigle hat-trick and strikes from Adam Hodge, Jamie Darroch and Nicky Little to secure a comfortable victory and a place in the fourth round on February 5.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Yoker Athletic returned to winning ways with a 3-1 victory at bottom of the table Lanark United, with Jamie Waddell, Kyle Maxwell and Ross McDonald all finding the net for the Whe Ho at Moor Park.

Drumchapel United are back in action this Saturday, November 26, when they travel to Rockburn Park to take on Bellshill Athletic in the second round of the Strathclyde Demolition Cup.

And completing a busy weekend of cup action for the local teams, Yoker have Friday night football to look forward to when they play host to Ashfield in the third round of the Scottish Junior Cup. Kick-off at Holm Park is at 7.30pm.