Dumbarton Football Club - Sons of the Rock 1872

FLOODLIGHTS TO BE POWERED BY TREADMILLS

Thursday 1st April 2021

A NEW method of keeping the floodlights powered is to be introduced by Dumbarton from tonight's game against Airdrieonians.

Pylons have been wired up to treadmills in all four corners of the C&G Systems Stadium which will be used by substitutes when warming up.

Really interesting surveys carried out by the League of Lighting - or LOL for short - have led the club to this discovery.

It will be implemented from tonight's game against the Diamonds after some hard work took place to install the facilities yesterday.

Looking forward to the new measures kicking in is manager Jim Duffy.

The gaffer said: "It's important that substitutes keep in shape during the game and using the treadmills will help them do that.

"How innovative does this sound?

"Every player will be a big part of the tough schedule we have to come, and this will help them to stay in shape."

Furthermore, general manager Antonia Love added: "We're delighted to be asked to carry out this experiment.

"It will be important to keep the players in shape, although the two treadmills at the same end as the away dugout will be used by the away team.

"Running on the treadmills will bring the floodlights up to full power, and they will last for 10 minutes before gradually going out again.

"So they may have to be used by players who have been substituted as well, if there are no substitutes left to warm up."

To find out more about this story, check back to the club website later on. Or, for a little more information, you could check the first letter of each paragraph in this story.

Donald Foolarton