Clyde defender Scott Linton has nailed down his place as his side’s penalty-taker, after converting from the spot on Saturday against Stirling Albion to get the Bully Wee’s league campaign off to a flying start.

Linton may not have been the obvious choice to bestow the responsibility upon given his inexperience from twelve yards, but the 25-year-old is determined to make the most of the opportunity.

"I've never been on penalties since going senior, but I asked who was on them before the Livingston match and the gaffer asked me to take them if I was confident,” he told the club’s website.

“It's a new experience for me, but I'm just going to keep the head down and put my foot through them. Thankfully I stuck the first one away well.

"I used to take the penalties for my school team but I haven't since then. It's also nearly two years since my last goal for Dumbarton. I used to play in midfield when I was younger and I did score quite a lot of goals, but as I've dropped back to defence it's something that has slipped away. I've set myself a bit of a target for this season so that's a good start."

After a couple of narrow cup exits at the hands of Livingston, Linton was delighted that Clyde managed to get their League Two campaign underway with a win, without perhaps playing as well as they had in those losses.

"Without playing brilliant, I thought we were the better team in the first half and we said at half-time that if we could up it by 5 or 10% then we could cause them problems,” he said.

“We didn't get off to a great start in the second half but we defended really well and then managed to win the penalty.

"We know how hard this league is going to be and we'll need to work as hard in every game if we want to challenge at the top."