Friday 16th October 2015
SONS get back into league action with a trip to Edinburgh where Hibs are the hosts at Easter Road.
The two week break since the 2-1 win at Livingston has allowed the Dumbarton squad to rejuvenate following a reasonably successful first quarter.
Manager Stevie Aitken said: “Going to Easter Road and playing a club as big as Hibs is a real bonus and it’s what being in the Championship is all about.
“We’ve already beaten them at our own place earlier in the season, but we know that tomorrow’s game will be a different situation.
“But the break has been good and the squad are relaxed and ready for the next stage of the season.
“Hibs are a different team now with changes in personnel however we have a game plan and have doen our homework.
“The atmosphere at Easter Road is one in which our boys will respond to.
“Hopefully we’ll have a good turnout of supporters too, who really do help the team, especially on away days.
“We are looking forward to the game, especially after the two-week no game period.”
Sons go into this game on the back of a recent win against Livingston, starting their second quarter of the season with a bang.
Hibernian sit third in the Ladbrokes SPFL Championship and have won five of their last six matches. They are clearly a form team at the moment.
Meanwhile, Alloa Athletic are at home to Raith Rovers this weekend, while Morton travel to next week’s opponents Falkirk. Livingston entertain Ian Murray’s St Mirren.
Saturday’s referee is Brian Colvin, who was the man in the middle when Sons lost 2-0 to Queen of the South earlier this season, the only Dumbarton fixture he’s officiated at this term.
Sons boss Stevie Aitken expects that Kevin Cawley, who turned his ankle against Livingston whilst scoring, to be in the squad.
Long-term injury victim Jamie Lindsay is making progress, but Scott Taggart is out.
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