Saturday 14th August 2021

ASSISTANT manager Frank McKeown, who was in charge of Dumbarton today, was disappointed by the first league defeat of the season against Queen’s Park.

Frank was in charge due to manager Stevie Farrell having essential personal commitments on the day of the game.

But he endured a difficult afternoon as the Spiders were convincing 3-0 winners as Sons struggled to impose themselves on the game.

Frank said: “It was a tough day, we’ve told the players that and they’ve admitted it was tough. Queen’s Park were first to every ball.

“I thought we got into the game at 2-0 and played our best stuff of the day, but it just wasn’t our day.

“I actually thought there was a foul in the build-up to their first goal, and we had a great chance to equalise late in the first half.

“But all credit to Queen’s Park, they fully deserved it.

“We spoke to the players at half time, and then we came out and lost a poor goal right at the start of the second half. We have got to come out and do better.

“The players are an honest bunch and something you’ll always get from me and Stevie is honesty.

“We’ll praise them when they do well, like the other two league games, but they know that’s not good enough.”

Attention now switches to Saturday’s game at home to Cove Rangers, with Stevie back in the dugout.

Frank added: “It will absolutely be another tough game. We have a full week so we will work on where we went wrong today, and me and the gaffer will take full responsibility for that.

“I just do what I do, I know my role within the club, and today was just another day for me. I’ve been keeping in touch with Stevie before and during the game.”

Andy Galloway

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