Binos boss Stuart McLaren was disappointed that his side were left empty-handed in the opening game of the season in Ladbrokes League 2.
Scott Linton’s 75th-minute penalty earned Clyde a 1-0 win at Forthbank after Mark Staunton had been sent off for a foul on David Gormley.
McLaren said: “I’m frustrated that we didn’t take anything out of the game and we didn’t make the most of some good situations in the final third. We are still working at the combinations in the attacking areas and we know we need to try and create more.
“They are the favourites for the league but there’s nothing about Clyde that frightened us. We have respect for them, as we do all our opponents, but I thought we generally handled their aerial threat well at set-pieces.
“I’ve no issue with the penalty they were given and I think the referee was right to send Mark Staunton off because it was an obvious goalscoring opportunity but we should have had a penalty for the handball from Craig Comrie’s shot before that and it was the same against Airdrie last week when Phil Johnston was pushed.”
Clyde manager Barry Ferguson said: “I thought we were the better team in the first half and, although it wasn’t a great performance in the second half, I felt we deserved to get the three points.
“We didn’t create many chances but my two centre-backs were excellent and our goalkeeper only had one save to make – they never opened us up at any time. We are a new team but the guys are willing to work hard and it is a joy to work with them.”