Friday 21st February 2020

DUMBARTON tomorrow face the first of three home games this week, with Forfar Athletic the opponents in a game where three points would go a long way.

Having beaten the Loons three times already this season, there is reason for Sons to be confident, but also cause to be wary.

With a first win of 2020 still sought, a result is required to lift spirits at Dumbarton – and of course three points would put even further daylight between them and their visitors.

Manager Jim Duffy said: “Last week’s game at Montrose was very disappointing and it is frustrating to continue to wait for our first win of the calendar year.

“We must keep working hard, and that’s what we’ve done on the training pitch this week. The players’ workrate has been first class from the start this season and hasn’t always had the rewards it has deserved.

“Hopefully there will be a break for us tomorrow but Forfar will have exactly the same ambitions and will not make it easy for us.

“We want to see the same application and commitment as we have seen all season, and with a bit of craft to our play, hopefully it will be enough to win tomorrow.”

Kyle Hutton remains out for Sons, and Rico Quitongo is doubtful due to illness.

However, Isaac Layne is restored to the squad and there is hope that Joe McKee will make it after being out of the last couple of games.

Referee Peter Stuart is in charge tomorrow, and will be assisted by Daniel McFarlane and Steven MacDonald.

It is a busy day off the pitch, with hustings due to take place for a new director to be nominated to represent the Sons Supporters Trust on the club board. Details are as per our previous story.

Admission for all supporters is via the east turnstiles. Access to Bar 72 is available to all pre-match, and Forfar fans will be taken through to the away end prior to kick-off.

Our award-winning matchday programme, Sons View, will also be available priced £2.50.

Andy Galloway

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