Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat insists there was never any doubt in his mind that he would pen a new deal with the club.

Bankies announced the news on New Year’s Day that Moff had committed his future to the club until the summer of 2026.

The 41-year-old became boss in September 2019 and has guided the club to consecutive top-four finishes in the Premier Division as well as a cup final last season and memorable Scottish Cup journeys.

Speaking to the Post, Moff revealed that signing Craig Truesdale on a long-term deal last month encouraged the club's committee to get talks moving with their man in the dugout.

He said: “The club had brought it up about a month ago that they wanted to start having a chat about it.

“The catalyst was signing Craig Truesdale on a long-term contract which prompted the club to come to me and say that it’s a big thing for the club that guys are starting to commit for that length of time so it would be good to get me and the staff tied down as well.

“It was a fairly easy discussion, we sat down for an hour or so and got things agreed pretty quickly.

“There was never any issue on my side so I’m happy we’re there and we can focus on players now because that’s the most important thing.”

There was no opportunity for Moff to celebrate with three points on Saturday as their first fixture of 2024 was postponed.

Bankies were set to take on Pollok at Newlandsfield but a frozen pitch resulted in a call-off.

The decision was announced shortly after noon when fans had already started to make their journey to the south side, including the club's supporters bus, ahead of the 1.30 pm kick-off, which led to murmurs of discontent online.

Moff admits the game was given every chance to go ahead but accepted it was unfortunate that fans had started to make their way.

He explained: “Our kit team arrived very early to lay things out and Pollok had a referee there to have a look, but it wasn’t the match referee and he said it might become playable.

“Pollok then called upon the match referee to come down to have a look and I arrived at the same time as him.

“He was pretty adamant within 10 minutes of doing the walk it wasn’t going to be on.

“They were trying to give a chance but it did go a wee bit late so we need to be a wee bit cautious when there is fans and travel involved.

“We would have liked the game on yesterday to not have too big of a break but we have had some illness in the group so it gives us a bit of a chance to recuperate.”

It did allow Moffat and assistant Gary McMenamin to take in Auchinleck Talbot’s 3-1 win over Troon ahead of this weekends clash with Talbot and there was plenty for the Bankies coaching staff to take note of.

Moff explained: “Gary and I went down to watch Auchinleck on Saturday and they scored three goals and carried a threat without some of their usual starting players starting the game.

“It’s always a tough game and they have picked up since the early season match so we know it’s going to be a tough one.”

Kick-off at Holm Park on Saturday is at 2.00pm.