New Glasgow Clan coach Malcolm Cameron says it’s full steam ahead for the new season as he starts to build a team.
The vacancy at the club has finally been filled as the Scottish side start to look ahead to a new campaign, despite the ongoing situation regarding their Braehead Arena home and their proposed operation of it.
But Cameron, a guest on this week’s BIH Show, due out later this week, has already set to work on his roster and insists it’s been green lights all the way to prepare.
“Everything’s go ahead and full steam,” he said. “Some teams have a head start in recruiting because of our situation. We’ll lose players, but there are players out still out there.
“Since I took the job, I’ve been on the phone constantly or messaging, while trying to catch up with the landscape and what’s out there.
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“I know what our needs are and you target players for those needs. I certainly plan on moving quickly and we’re close with a number of players already. I’m pleased where we’re at already and I aim to keep it going.”
Cameron takes over from Zack Fitzgerald, who left the club in April 2020 and his appointment is a sure sign the club will compete in the Elite League next season.
The news will be welcomed by the Clan fans as they see light at the end of a long tunnel after so many months of uncertainty.
📰 BREAKING! 📰: We are delighted to announce Malcolm Cameron 🇨🇦🏴 as our new Head Coach & Head of Hockey Operations ahead of the new season.
— Glasgow Clan | #ClanForTheFuture 💜🏒 (@ClanIHC) July 13, 2021
For Cameron, there’s no rest for the wicked and he shared his coaching philosophy and the methods he stands by that he believes will help achieve success.
“I believe in preparation,” he added. “That’s the biggest thing for me as a coach and I like to prepare my team to face any challenge the opponent will throw at us.
“I study the opposition closely and break them down to exploit their weakness while utilising our strengths.
“I’m all about building our strategy around what they opponent does once I’ve broken them down.
“I’m not a big believer in changing my structure or my system to suit other teams. I want them to make them have to change for us.
“I don’t ever say ‘hard-working’ as that’s cliched. Professional players should be hard working every day, but for me, the culture of the Clan is making it very tough to play against every night.”