Monday 13th November 2017
ALLY ROY has already helped Dumbarton make one statement on a team level.
Now he’s hoping he’s sent a message out on his own behalf.
The on-loan Hearts forward clinched victory over Raith Rovers on Saturday, scoring the second in a 2-0 victory.
The win meant that Sons are in the Irn Bru Cup semi-finals for the first time in the history of the competition, and their first semi-final of any national cup since 1976.
Ally was making his second consecutive start, with last Saturday’s win at Brechin his first start since the end of August.
And he now hopes he’s in the starting line-up to stay.
Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, Ally said: “I’m buzzing to get to the semi-final. It’s a big chance for us to win a trophy and we want to make a real go of it.
“It’s good for me to get a goal as well, and I’d like to hope that it’s put me in with a chance of a run in the team.
“The more games you play, the more confidence you get in yourself, and in the players around you, so hopefully I can stay in the plans.
“The team performance on Saturday was up there with the best this season. We performed really well and created a lot of chances – we could have scored a couple more but that wasn’t the case.
“The back to back wins will give us confidence, but we always have that. We’ve been playing well and picking up points here and there, and hopefully we can keep the run going.
“Being in the semi-finals of a cup competition will give us confidence in the league as well.”
But league action is on hold for another week, as Dumbarton prepare to face Elgin City in this Saturday’s William Hill Scottish Cup third round tie.
And Ally is targeting further cup progress against the League Two outfit.
He added: “We’re looking forward to that. It’s a good opportunity to get another victory although we know it will be tough.
“We’ll be aiming to progress further in another cup.”