Clan chief upbeat despite another defeat

Braehead Clan Head Coach Ryan Finnerty saw positives in his side’s 3-2 overtime loss to Edinburgh Capitals on Sunday and believes a first win of the season is just around the corner.

Clan’s focus now turns to Wednesday’s rematch against the Capitals side at Braehead Arena.

“It was a slight improvement and looking at the big picture, it’s still a point on the road in the Challenge Cup,” said Finnerty.

“Our powerplay is starting to show signs of life – we moved the puck around and created some chances, so I’ll maybe tinker with it to try and get something.

“When we got on the forecheck, we created chances and gave ourselves an opportunity in the opposing zone.

“Edinburgh are a much-improved team from last season, but it’s an overtime loss and we keep finding ways to lose right now.

“We have to play a more up-tempo game and this team has to find its identity. It’s pretty vanilla and it’s not the product we want.

“I think it’s a good thing we play them again so soon. It breaks the week up and gives us a chance to redeem ourselves a little in front of our own fanbase.

“We’ve got a couple of days of practice leading up to then and you have to find positives in times like this.

“We’re not a team that’s used to losing, but you have to find ways of staying upbeat and not dig the hole any deeper.

“We get them back home on Wednesday and a chance to take three out of four in the head-to-head series and that’s what we’re looking to do now.”

(Image permission: Al Goold Photo)

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