Friday 12th February 2016
CHRISTIAN NADE has spent a lot of this season thinking.
Wondering why, having found the net for his previous club three times in Scotland’s top flight, he couldn’t get more of a game.
It’s taken him 75 minutes with his new club to ensure he’s going to be a favourite.
And having made the switch to Dumbarton from Hamilton Accies, he’s ready to prove the same point as he has done in past seasons with Raith Rovers and Dundee.
That in the Championship, he’s the man for goals and a physical threat upfront.
He made his debut in Saturday’s 0-0draw with his former Dundee side, being greeted by warm applause when he departed with 15 minutes left to be replaced by Kevin Cawley.
He said: “It’s a great feeling to sign for Dumbarton. It’s great to be wanted by a club and to play my first game as I did on Saturday.
“Myself and the boys have worked really hard since my first training session last Tuesday and it’s going well for me so far.
“Saturday was a good game. The weather was not the best and the pitch was not the best, but we did well.
“I wouldn’t say that it didn’t work out for me at Hamilton. I just didn’t get the opportunity. I got five starts and scored three goals – I don’t think you can get much better than that.
“As a footballer I’m disappointed not to have been playing more but I’ve done what I’ve had to do and I’m looking forward to playing for Dumbarton.”
Christian also revealed that it was not a one-horse race which Sons won to sign him, with other clubs keen to sign him after impressive form in the Championship.
He’s now got a return visit to Dens Park to look forward to on Tuesday, February 23, but is targeting Morton this Saturday first.
He added: “I had a few offers but time ran out with some of them as they had to sign players sooner. Dumbarton stayed interested and as soon as I spoke to the manager I knew he wanted me to sign.
“Saturday against Morton will be my first league game with Dumbarton and we will go there to get the three points.
“We’ve gone three games in a row with a clean sheet and that’s been important for us. Hopefully we can continue that and score goals.
“We have to think about Morton before we think about the replay with Dundee.”