Clydebank winger Mark Burbidge admits he’s found it tough in his second season with the Bankies, after having an outstanding debut campaign.

Burbidge signed from Harmony Row under-21s last season and won six gongs at the end of season awards.

But after spell of illness earlier in the season, he has found it difficult to break back into the team, and Burbidge says it’s affected his game.

He said: “I’ve found it difficult this year. I wasn’t well towards the start of the season and then trying to get back in the team was hard. We were doing good at the start of the season, but as a team we’re not doing good as a whole, and we’re not playing as good as last year.

“I feel like I’m not influencing the game as much as last year. People are mentioning my body language, but I feel I don’t have confidence in myself at the moment. I need to get a couple of goals and go on a wee run to get back into it.”

Burbidge’s form last year didn’t go unrecognised by other clubs, with Premier League side Pollok putting a bid in before the end of the season.

But the winger says his own performances need to improve if he is to earn himself a move to a bigger club.

He added: “I had an offer from Pollok last year when Budgie was here, they put a bid in for me. I’ve not heard anything else, so I don’t know if any other bids have come in for me.

“Budgie phoned my dad and told me they’d put a bid in for me and that was it. But at the end of the season I didn’t hear anything again, and I ended up signing for Clydebank again.

“It’s been brilliant [at Clydebank]. After playing in the under-21s I came up here and in my first year I really enjoyed it. This year I’ve not kicked on but it will come. I need to start improving myself. Don’t get me wrong, I love playing for Clydebank and the boys are brilliant, but at the end of the day I want to test myself at the highest level I can.”

Clydebank have just completed the loan signing of striker Ross Cameron from Stirling Albion until the end of the season.