Friday 15th October 2021

IT is a return home for Dumbarton tomorrow – and an opportunity to make a statement about their intentions in League One this season.

League leaders Queen’s Park visit the Stadium, with Sons being one of five teams who, at least theoretically, could end the day at the top.

With the embers of the previous matchday now fully blown away after a two-week break for the internationals, Dumbarton are ready for the task ahead.

Manager Stevie Farrell is wary of the challenge, but is confident his players can rise to it and bounce back.

He said: “It goes without saying that we were all disappointed by how our last matchday turned out, but we feel we have drawn a line under it and moved on.

“After having last weekend off, the players returned to training on Tuesday eager for Saturday to come. They want to return to match action and show how capable we can be in this league.

“And there is no better platform to do that than against the league leaders on our own pitch. We know how tough it will be, but we know what a statement we can make by recording a good result.

“That’s something we feel we’re capable of doing if we apply ourselves correctly, go out with a positive attitude and stick to our task. We’re looking forward to the challenge.”

The extended break from match action has allowed the injury situation to ease. Joe McKee, Paul Paton (pictured) and Eoghan Stokes all have a chance of making the squad tomorrow.

However, Evan Maley, Kristoffer Syvertsen and Calum Erskine all remain out.

If you can’t get to the game tomorrow, then live streaming is available, with details as per our previous story.

We’ll also have in-play Twitter commentary on our feed @dumbartonfc and a report and reaction will be here on the club website as soon as possible after the final whistle.

If you will be there, then why not come down at around 1pm to meet Joe McKee and Edin Lynch in Bar 72? The lads will be there until approximately 1.30pm for photos, autographs and a chat.

The bar and club shop can accept payments by card, and programme sales at the home end can also now be conducted in this way.

However, turnstiles (for those paying on the day), food kiosks and away end programme sales remain cash only. If you intend to use any of these then please ensure you are carrying some cash.

Barry Cook is the referee for tomorrow’s game, and will have assistance from Scott Anderson and Brian Christie.

Andy Galloway

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