Thursday 15th April 2021

TONIGHT is a vital evening in the outcome to Dumbarton’s season as they head to Cumbernauld to take on eighth-placed Clyde knowing that a win will lift them out of the bottom two in League One.

Despite a disappointing defeat to Cove Rangers on Saturday, the outcome to the campaign remains very much in Sons’ hands.

And having had a longer break than usual of late – a whole five days – to recharge the batteries after the Cove match, the players are set to go again tonight. The game kicks off at the earlier time of 7pm.

With Saturday’s deciding goal having been a controversial one, manager Jim Duffy is hopeful that the frustration can be translated into three points tonight.

He said: “Saturday was a very frustrating day after a very positive result against East Fife two days earlier.

“The breaks just did not go with us, especially when it came to the deciding goal. But that is in the past now.

“We know what is at stake when we play Clyde tonight and I will be looking for more of the killer touch we showed against East Fife.

“Clyde are fighting for their lives as well, so we know they will not make it easy. But hard work, and taking chances when they come along, will give us the opportunity tonight.”

However, the gaffer is not without injury problems when it comes to picking tonight’s team.

Ruaridh Langan, Stuart Carswell, Isaac Layne, Daniel Church and Joshua Bradley-Hurst are all out again tonight having been absent at Cove on Saturday.

The game is of course behind closed doors and details of how to watch the action are as per our previous story.

As with all away games, the match will not be available to watch through our own streaming service. You are required to register for Clyde’s portal, although you may already have done so for Sons’ visit to Broadwood in the Betfred Cup earlier this season.

Unlike Dumbarton, Clyde were in action on Tuesday night, and were beaten 2-0 by Partick Thistle at Firhill. They also have a Scottish Cup last 16 tie away to St Johnstone on Saturday.

Referee Grant Irvine is in charge tonight, and running the lines will be Paul O’Neill and Ross Nelson.

We’ll see you all online for a 7pm kick-off tonight.

Andy Galloway

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