NEWS: Buesa describes ‘special’ games with Fife
Aspray Glasgow West sponsored Glasgow Clan forward Jordan Buesa says the games with Fife Flyers have become that bit more special for him.
The 21-year-old spent two years with the Flyers before returning to Clan in the summer and enjoyed his return to Kirkcaldy last Saturday in a game Glasgow won 5-4 in overtime.
And he got misty eyed over the history of the fixture, which has become a huge games for both sets of supporters.
“It was nice to be back in Fife last weekend and seeing some of the faces I know from my time there,” he said. “I enjoyed my two years there and learned a lot so it was nice to see them.
“I’ve always enjoyed the Clan-Fife fixture, but having played for both teams, I suppose I can say I enjoy it more.
“I remember seeing them as a fan when I was younger, seeing guys like Kevin Bergin, Chris Frank and Zack Fitzgerald and the fights with Matt Nickerson.
“The crowd always seemed to erupt as those, but, for me, playing in them, it’s definitely special for me so not only was it was nice to go back there, as a team, it was good to get the win too.”
Saturday’s game will only be the third time Clan and Fife will play each other since the Covid pandemic, with the 20-month lay-off perhaps seeing the rivalry tempered a little.
But Buesa reckons it’s finding its way back again and is hoping for a full house at Braehead Arena on Saturday, with the focus for the team solely on points.
“The rivalry will come back eventually and you can say Covid is maybe why it’s not as full on as it used to be,” he added.
“Once time goes on the crowds pick up, we’ll see it build again and make it a special event like it was before.
“But our aim is to get as much points as we can and get us into the best possible place for the play-offs and get a good seeding.
“The crowd can play their part and we heard it in the Cardiff game. It was so loud so we can only imagine what it’s going to be like with both sets of fans all in attendance on Saturday and I can’t wait for it.”