Wednesday 24th June 2020

DUMBARTON chairman John Steele has extended the best wishes of everybody at the club to manager Jim Duffy after his recent heart attack.

The Sons boss is recovering in hospital after the incident during the weekend. All indications are that he is making positive progress.

The news, which emerged last night, has come as a major shock, but the response from fans of Dumbarton and other clubs has shown the widespread respect for the manager.

John said: “Everybody at Dumbarton FC is hugely shocked that Jim has suffered this setback to his health, but we are glad and relieved to note that he is recovering well.

“The reaction there has been since last night shows how popular Jim is – not only at Dumbarton, but across Scottish football and beyond.

“We are extremely grateful to all who have been in touch to register their good wishes for Jim. Every single message we have received is appreciated.

“We know that Jim is in the best possible hands to recover. The past few months have shown how priceless our National Health Service is to us all.

“Jim also has a loving family and countless friends who will rally round him during this time. And of course the club will do whatever it can to support him and his family.

“Once Jim has made a full recovery, we feel absolutely sure we will see him back on the training pitch and in the dugout – and we look forward to that happening.”

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