Saturday 4th June 2022
FOR Aron Lynas, a phone call changed everything.
As Albion Rovers club captain, things were up in the air regarding where he would play his football next season.
It will be at Cliftonhill – but only on two occasions.
When Dumbarton manager Stevie Farrell got in touch, the offer was something he wanted to consider straight away.
And with the move now completed, the right back, also capable of playing midfield, can’t wait to get going.
Speaking to dumbartonfootballclub.com, Aron said: “I’m excited and really looking forward to it.
“I know a couple of the players who I played with before, and speaking to the manager he has real ambition for the club.
“Last week, he and his assistant got in touch with myself. It was unexpected, but something I was really keen to think about.
“It was a really tough decision to leave Albion Rovers, after all the games I played. To be club captain was something I took great pride in.
“But it felt like it was the right time to move, and the right move for me.
“I would say that because I’ve played there for so long, in defence is my best position. But from time to time I have been asked to play midfield.”
Having been playing his football in cinch League Two for the last few seasons, Aron is well aware of the challenge Dumbarton are about to face.
But it’s one he feels they can meet, and with pre-season training starting next week, he hopes that it can be the start of something successful.
He added: “When you get to the end of a season you look forward to a break, but within a couple of weeks you want to get back into it, and I’m really looking forward to getting started.
“cinch League Two is the same as all the others – it’s going to be a tough, tough league where it is proven that anybody can beat anybody.
“It will be a challenge, but I believe that the squad that the gaffer has put together is capable of going on to get promoted, or even winning the league.
“There are a few hard places to go, but I feel we are more than capable of doing well.
“Cliftonhill is one of those hard places to go, and it will definitely be strange going back there the first time, walking into the away changing room.
“I will look forward to going back, but of course I will want Dumbarton to win.
“David Wilson has arrived from Rovers with me and he is technically a very good player. He is very good with the ball and has a great range of passing.
“He has been at Dumbarton before, so the fans will know him, and I feel he is a player who will bring a lot to the team.”
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