Saturday 1st April 2017

GAFFER Stevie Aitken is set to make a playing comeback aged 40 after an injury crisis at Dumbarton’s training session on Thursday night.

Sons have so many walking wounded ahead of facing Morton that the boss is set to be part of the squad – six years after he last played senior football.

Paperwork was lodged with the governing bodies late last night and Stevie is eligible for today’s (Saturday, April 1) game against Morton.

The gaffer explained: “Training on Thursday was a nightmare – we had players picking up knocks left, right and centre.

“As well as that, Garry Fleming and Christian Nade are suspended.

“We’re right down to the bare bones to face Morton today and several players will face last-minute fitness tests.

“We’re hopeful that most of them will be able to play today, but we’ve had to do something in case the worst comes to the worst.

“So after discussion with the SFA and SPFL, I’ve registered myself as a player for the rest of the season and I will almost certainly name myself in the squad today.

“It’s been a few years since I last pulled my playing boots on for competitive football, but I’ve kept in shape and I’m confident I can still do a job.

“In the event that I do have to play, Ian Durrant will do just fine coaching the team from the sidelines.”

So will Stevie play? Get down to the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium to find out! Kick-off is at the usual 3pm.

Donald Foolarton

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