Clyde: Barry Ferguson apology to club after touchline ban

Clyde player-manager Barry Ferguson
Barry Ferguson has suffered a troubled introduction to life as Clyde manager

Clyde manager Barry Ferguson has apologised to the club after being sent to the stand during his side's shock Scottish Cup defeat by Spartans.

The League Two club have decided against contesting a one-match suspension from the Scottish FA after the defeat by the Lowland League side.

"I apologise unreservedly for my conduct on Saturday," Ferguson told his club website.

"When you have done wrong, you have to admit it."

Former Rangers, Blackburn Rovers and Scotland midfielder Ferguson took charge of Clyde in the summer after a spell as Blackpool caretaker player-manager last season.

Clyde player-manager Barry Ferguson
"I met with the chairman today to apologise to him and I fully accept that what happened was not acceptable."

The Bully Wee sit mid-table in Scotland's lowest tier after an indifferent start to the current campaign.

Ferguson's side suffered a bruising 8-1 defeat away to his former club, Rangers, in the Petrofac Training Cup in August.

And two Kevin Motion penalties in Edinburgh sent them crashing out of the Scottish Cup to miss out on a potential money-spinning tie as Premiership sides joined the fourth-round draw.

"I shared the supporters' frustration over the performance," explained Ferguson following a reported altercation with the Cumbernauld club's fans.

"But, regardless of that, I should never have acted in the way that I did.

"I met with the chairman today to apologise to him and I fully accept that what happened was not acceptable."

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