Saturday 16th September 2017
CHRISTIAN NADE doesn’t feel he has anything to prove.
He’s just glad to get the chance to do what he does best.
The big striker reckons he’s spent more time operating at the back this season than at the sharp end of the field for Dumbarton.
But that changed today when he came off the bench to set up Mark Stewart and Dimitris Froxylias to score the goals that gave Sons three vital points against Brechin.
Dumbarton had trailed the Angus club since the second minute before a late rally which came after Christian’s introduction.
He told www.dumbartonfootballclub.com: “It was an inspired substitution – I just wish I had started.
“The first half was quite difficult for us today. Brechin started very strongly and we couldn’t find space to create chances.
“In the second half we put the pressure on more and in the end, we did well to get the result.
“I don’t think I need to prove anything – I’ve just been doing more defending than attacking this season.
“I’ve not been able to play much football, so today I was really happy to get the ball at my feet and set up the two goals.
“We just had to be patient and it was the kind of game where, once we got the ball in the net, we knew things would go for us.”
Christian – who turns 33 on Monday – is now targeting the newly-relegated but struggling Inverness CT, who make their first ever visit to Dumbarton next Saturday.
He added: “It’s going to be tough. We want to make this (The YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium) a tough place for other teams to come.
“We had a bad day against Dunfermline which we hope we won’t repeat, but have taken a point last week against Dundee United, and all three today.
“We’ve proven we can fight back from a goal down, so next week we will look to start strongly and score first.”