Dumbarton Football Club - Sons of the Rock 1872


Friday 29th November 2019

AFTER last week's cup victory, and the potentially lucrative draw which followed it, Dumbarton are back in League One action tomorrow with a trip to face Clyde.

Having beaten Forfar Athletic 3-1 last Saturday, Sons will make the short trip to Cumbernauld in high spirits.

But the tough test is well known to Dumbarton, especially after losing 2-1 to the same club at home two months ago.

The trip to his former home ground of Broadwood Stadium is one that manager Jim Duffy is still looking forward to.

He said: "While no league points were at stake last week, it was a pleasing victory and has earned us a very decent reward.

"To get the victory despite the absence of three key players shows that we are adaptable and the players who came in stepped up to the plate well.

"But nobody is mentioning the Aberdeen game around here. We have an important run of league games before we can even consider that, starting tomorrow at Broadwood.

"Clyde are enjoying a good season after winning promotion in May and, as ever, we will need to be on our game if we are to get a result.

"I will be looking for the same application and endeavour that we have shown in the last two games, and if we do that we will give ourselves every chance."

Reghan Tumilty, Rico Quitongo and Joe McKee all missed last week's game due to loan conditions, injury and illness respectively.

And it is positive news for all three, as Tumilty is free to play again while Quitongo and McKee took full part in training last night.

It is therefore a full squad that the gaffer has available to face Clyde.

The Cumbernauld men have been in action more recently than Sons, drawing 0-0 with East Fife on Tuesday for their third consecutive clean sheet.

Chris Graham is in charge of his second Dumbarton game in three weeks tomorrow. He is assisted by Stuart Hodge and Gary Train.

Fans are reminded that unfortunately there will be no supporters' bus to Broadwood tomorrow. The nearest train station is Croy, around a 20-minute walk from the stadium.

Andy Galloway