Friday 19th February 2021
MIDFIELDER Nat Wedderburn features in the second instalment of our player A-Z series, giving our fans an insight into our squad on and off the pitch.
Nat, of course, is the last Dumbarton player to score, against Cove Rangers in our last fixture but one before bad weather and the season suspension kicked in.
And as he explains, that goal has already reached a high status in his career to date!
Thanks to Nat for taking the time to answer our questions, and hopefully we’ll see you back on the pitch soon.
Enjoy reading the big fella’s answers!
Ambitions – Do you have any remaining ones in football?
To get promoted.
Booze – What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on a football team night out?
Won’t name names but a player being so drunk they start stripping and getting their clothes stolen.
Cowdenbeath – You moved into Scottish football with the Blue Brazil in 2013. How did that move come about?
Bit of a long story, I was messed about by an agent in England and wanted a fresh start somewhere new.
Dumbarton – How have you settled into life with the club?
I’ve settled in well, good group of boys and good people at the club, just gutted the season has been put on hold again.
Euro 2021 – Who do you think will win it and why?
Going to have to say England, because of the talent in the squad, Grealish, Foden, Sancho, Rashford, Kane, Sterling and more.
Fans – Has playing behind closed doors made you wish they could be in the stadium?
Yes, the quicker they can return the better.
Goals – What’s the best one you’ve scored?
As you know I don’t score many, so I will say my header for Dumbarton v Cove Rangers as there is video footage for you to believe me.
Hero – Who’s your all-time favourite player and why?
Ronaldinho, he was a genius.
Injuries – What’s the worst you’ve sustained during your time playing football?
I will say in terms of pain, when I injured my hamstring the pop made it feel like I was shot and instantly falling to the ground.
Jim Duffy – What do you feel you’ve gained from working with the Sons boss?
In game management, the manager speaks a lot about it.
Knowledge – Who’s the most intelligent player you’ve played alongside?
Chris Kane at Cowdenbeath.
Laugh Out Loud – Ever had any embarrassing moments in football?
Losing 10-0 to Hearts (with Cowdenbeath in February 2015).
Monsoon – What’s the worst weather you’ve played football in?
A game at Livingston, which was played on snow in a blizzard.
Notts County – You made your senior debut for the Magpies in November 2008, in an FA Cup tie against Kettering, aged 17. What are your memories of that day?
Yes it was a local derby away to Kettering who were underdogs, it was on TV and we lost 2-1. I remember it a lot because when the final whistle went the Kettering fans ran on to the pitch and I remember being hit on the head by a Kettering fan.
Outrageous – Which player you’ve played alongside has the worst dress sense?
Sean Murdoch (ex-Dunfermline Athletic goalkeeper).
Patter merchant – Which players who you’ve played alongside have the best and worst conversation habits?
Greg Kaziboni and Alistair Slowe (both team-mates at Northampton Town).
Queen – Who are your favourite bands/musical artists?
Drake and Future.
Red card – When was the first time you were sent off, and what was it for?
It was for Dunfermline away to Dundee United, just for a tackle over the ball.
Stadium – What’s the best one you’ve played in?
Ecopa Stadium in Japan, it’s the stadium were Ronaldinho scored that free kick against England in the 2002 World Cup.
Teacups flying – What’s the worst dressing down your team has ever had from its manager?
After the 10-0 defeat away to Hearts above.
University Challenge – You were just beginning your studies in sports and fitness coaching when you signed for Dumbarton. How has that been going, especially in the current circumstances?
It’s been tough but interesting, current circumstances are giving me more time to get it done.
VAR – What are your thoughts on it?
Too inconsistent and takes too long to make a decision.
Wish you were here – What’s your favourite holiday destination and why?
Barbados, were I went for my honeymoon.
Xylophone – Do you have any hidden talents?
Youth international – You played for England at under-19 level; were you alongside anybody who has gone on to make it on the big stage?
Nathaniel Clyne, who has played for Liverpool and England and is currently at Crystal Palace.
Zoom – You have the change to send a message to the Dumbarton support; what is it?
Stay safe and positive and hope to see you back at the football soon.