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Clyde in talks to terminate David Goodwillie’s loan from Raith Rovers

CLYDE have announced they are in talks with Raith Rovers over the termination of their loan for David Goodwillie. 

The 32-year-old striker returned to the League One outfit on a temporary deal earlier this week, just five weeks after his transfer to the Kirkcaldy side. 

His move was marred in controversy though, as the football community fumed at the Championship club’s decision to sign the ex-Dundee United forward. 

The shamed former Scotland cap was ruled to be a rapist by a judge in a civil court back in 2017, as he and fellow ex-Dundee United team-mate David Robertson were ordered to pay Denise Clair £100,000 in damages. 

This led to a series of resignations at Raith, as well as celebrity fan Val McDermid pulling his sponsorship of the club. 

Today, in a further development, Clyde were warned by North Lanarkshire Council that should Goodwillie enter Broadwood Stadium – which is owned by the local authority – then their lease of the ground would be terminated immediately

Regardless, the council have informed Clyde that once their current deal to play at Broadwood expires in 2023, they will not renew the deal. 

And tonight, Clyde have confirmed they are seeking to end the loan move in place between Raith, the Bully Wee and Goodwillie. 

A statement reads: “The club are tonight in the process of terminating the loan agreement with Raith Rovers for David Goodwillie.”

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