Tuesday 25th August 2015

SCOTT BROWN has already played in Europe this season, and for 70 minutes at Tynecastle.

But to the 20-year-old midfielder, at least half a season in the Ladbrokes SPFL Championship with Dumbarton is just as appealing.

After all, it’s what helped one of his mates on his way.

The St Johnstone youngster is with Sons until January after listening to some words of wisdom from one Mr Christopher Kane.

And he hopes he can make the same positive impression as the McDiarmid Park striker, who ran in 15 goals for Dumbarton during two loan spells.

Scott made his Sons debut as a substitute in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Queen of the South and was enthusiastic about his stay at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium afterwards.

He said: “Chris has spoken well about Dumbarton and I hope I can live up to what he did during his two spells here.

“I’ve heard a lot of good things about the club so I was excited when the chance came along to sign.

“I’m really pleased and excited. It’s quite a good chance for me to get a few games under my belt and I hope to do well for the club.

“I felt like I did well when I played for St Johnstone earlier this season so it was frustrating to be back on the bench.

“However, there are quite a lot of central midfielders already on the books there, so the manager felt that coming to Dumbarton would be a good opportunity.

“If I can do well for Dumbarton hopefully I can go back to Perth and push for a first team place.”

Despite Saturday’s disappointing scoreline, Scott saw some positives in Dumbarton’s performance against Queens.

He’s now hopeful of a start in Friday’s televised trip to last season’s William Hill Scottish Cup finalists Falkirk.

He added: “I felt we played well on Saturday and were unlucky not to get anything out of the game. I think we’ll be there or thereabouts this season.

“Friday night should be a good game. Falkirk are a good side and we’re already looking forward to it and looking to bounce back.

“Hopefully I’ve put myself in line for a starting place in that match, but I’ll see what the manager has in mind.”

Andy Galloway @AGallowaySport

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