Clyde admit they face a 'significant loss of income' during the SPFL shutdown despite the Scottish Cup glamour tie against Celtic.

With the League One season on hold, the club look set to miss out on the income from four home games as well several other fundraising events.

The Bully Wee noted that they had planned to meet with fans earlier this month to discuss the use of the funds generated from the Hoops clash.

This money was to be used to cover the losses from the last two campaigns in League Two before their play-off promotion.

Scott Rumsby, Craig Howie and Ross Cunningham during the Scottish Cup clash with Celtic
Scott Rumsby, Craig Howie and Ross Cunningham during the Scottish Cup clash with Celtic

In a club statement, a spokesperson said: "The full content of the strategy piece will be communicated out at an appropriate time, but one item covered within it is the Scottish Cup tie against Celtic in February.

"While it provided a welcome financial boost, in real terms the benefit was diluted in that it offset the previous two years trading losses and the challenge of making the club commercially competitive remains unaltered as a result of it."

The club have now asked the Broadwood faithful to help back the club during the turbulent months with no football.

The Bully Wee hope for backing to 'safeguard' the League One club
The Bully Wee hope for backing to 'safeguard' the League One club

The club statement read: "All possible measures are being taken to ensure that the club can navigate through this extremely challenging time.

"That includes exploring all potential means of external support that may be available to businesses at this time, in what is a fast-changing landscape.

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"However, Clyde is no different to any other club in facing uncertainty and a significant loss of income in the coming weeks.

"This includes, but not limited to, four home matches (two of which were designated as hospitality fixtures) and fundraising events in our 2020 calendar, including the Ladies Day, Awards Night, Golf Day and Hall of Fame event.

"Any way in which this loss of income can be offset will lessen the impact on the club, first and foremost until football can begin again, but also looking ahead to future budgets and the acute financial challenges that will be faced when a new season begins.

"We have noted all of the different offers and suggestions made by supporters for ways to make a contribution. After due consideration, the most effective method currently is to accept donations."

If you wish to support the club fundraiser visit https://www.clydefc.co.uk/donate/