Dumbarton Football Club - Sons of the Rock 1872

TOUGH TEST FOR DUMBARTON

Friday 11th August 2017

SONS are on the road this weekend, visiting the Falkirk Stadium to play the Bairns in week two of the Ladbrokes Championship.

Manager Stevie Aitken says: "We took what was a good point in last week's game against Morton. The pleasing aspect is that we kept a clean sheet which is always a bonus. Falkirk reached the play-offs last season, again, and are consistently a tough side to come against. But, we know what to expect and as ever, we are looking forward to the game."

Last season the results between the two sides were:
Saturday 27th August 2016- Falkirk 1 Dumbarton 0; Saturday 17th December 2016 - Dumbarton 2 Falkirk 1; Saturday 27th February 2017 - Falkirk 2 Dumbarton 2; and Saturday 6th May 2017 - Dumbarton 0 Falkirk 1.

In team news, Kyle Hutton is suspended and still out is Grant Gallagher alongside Danny Handling. Stuart Carswell will be in the squad though.

Referee Alan Muir will be in charge of this game. Mr Muir refereed Dumbarton three time last season (16/17). Once in the Betfred Cup at Peterhead (3-3) and twice in the Championsip - Raith Rovers (0-0-) in November and against Dunfermline Ath (0-2) in April of this year. Assistants at the Falkirk Stadium will be Stuart Hodge and David Dunne.

Alan Findlay & Simon Barrow