Clyde is in the process of ending David Goodwillie’s loan deal

Clyde has announced he is terminating David Goodwillie’s loan deal.

A statement from the club on Thursday evening read: “The club are in the process of terminating the loan agreement with Raith Rovers for David Goodwillie tonight.”

The news comes after Clyde Ladies players left the club en masse after rapist Goodwillie joined the men’s team this week.

His initial transfer from Clyde to Raith Rovers in January drew widespread condemnation.

The 32-year-old former Scotland international was convicted and ordered to pay damages in a civil case in 2017.

It was the first such civilian rape case in Scotland.

However, he never faced a criminal trial for rape, after prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence.

Announcing the milestone, Clyde Ladies said in a statement: “We can confirm today that the Chief Executive/Secretary of Clyde Ladies has resigned on hearing the news of David Goodwillie’s return to the club.

“All the players on the women’s team have discussed the situation with the general manager/secretary and they ALL agree that we no longer wish to play for Clyde FC. This will start with immediate effect.

“As a group of female footballers, all we want is to play the sport we love, but due to the current circumstances we cannot do that.”

Goodwillie made 176 appearances for Clyde after joining Plymouth Argyle in 2017. His previous clubs also include Aberdeen, Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers.

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