Friday 24th September 2021

DUMBARTON are back to the Stadium tomorrow to face Alloa Athletic as the first quarter of the season closes in on its ending.

Sons have recorded some very decent results of late, but know they need to keep working hard to maintain – or improve- their second place position in League One.

With only three points between first and seventh places, the table is liable to look very different in some way to how it does before kick-off.

Manager Stevie Farrell is looking for more of the same against the Wasps tomorrow to follow up last week’s win at Falkirk.

The manager said: “It goes without saying that last Saturday was a pleasing result but what pleased me even more was how clinical and battle-ready we were.

“We knew that Falkirk would give us a tough test and that when chances came our way, we had to put them away. We did that and stood up to them really well.

“That game, however, is in the past and we know we need more of the same against an Alloa side who are in good form themselves.

“They have recorded victories over Montrose and Falkirk recently, same as we have, and will fancy their chances.

“If we are to take anything from this game we will have to work hard and keep up the good work we’ve been doing of late. The players are enjoying their football and we’re confident.”

Eoghan Stokes has joined the injury list after rolling his ankle at Falkirk last week and won’t figure.

Long-term injury victims Calum Erskine, Evan Maley and Kristoffer Syvertsen also remain out, and Paul Paton will also miss the game.

However, Ross MacLean (pictured) has taken part in training this week and could return after missing the Falkirk match.

Calum and Evan will be involved in the game to some extent, as they’ll be joining Chris MacMillan in the commentary box for our live streaming of the game.

If you can’t get to the stadium for the match, then live streaming details are 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 are coming to the game, then don’t forget that some legends of 1972 will be available in Bar 72 after the game for photos, autographs and a chat with our fans.

Because of this, and the club’s photoshoot taking place before the game, on this occasion there will be no current players visiting the bar prior to kick-off.

We hope to resume this for our next home game, against Queen’s Park on Saturday, October 16.

As well as the club shop, we can now accept card payments at the bar in Bar 72. However, turnstiles (for those paying on the day), food kiosks and programme sales remain cash only and supporters are asked to ensure they are carrying cash if they intend to use any of these.

Referee Matthew MacDermid is in charge of tomorrow’s game, and will be assisted by Graeme Stewart and Stuart Hodge.

Andy Galloway

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