Friday 6th May 2022

DUMBARTON must conquer the enormous challenge of overturning a three-goal deficit in tomorrow’s cinch League One playoff semi-final second leg at home to Edinburgh City.

But manager Stevie Farrell wants his players to look positively towards that challenge, with the optimism that Sons can win by the margin they require.

Despite a convincing 4-1 win for City in Tuesday night’s first leg at Ainslie Park, the tie is only half played.

The gaffer wants to see his team on top of their game from the start tomorrow, with so much, including the club’s place in cinch League One, at stake.

He said: “The result on Tuesday was undeniably most disappointing and there is no doubt we are right up against it to win the tie overall.

“But the tie is only halfway through, and with everything there is to play for, we must go into the game feeling it can be done.

“It goes without saying that we must be on top of our game in all areas. Defensive mistakes can’t happen, and we must put chances away when they come along.

“We have seen teams come back in circumstances like this many times over the years, and if we play as we can, we can do that ourselves tomorrow.”

Once again, Ryan McGeever, Eoghan Stokes and Adam Hutchinson are out of tomorrow’s game with injuries.

Admission to the game is by cash at the turnstile, as per our previous story. Season tickets are not valid.

If you can’t make it to the stadium, live streaming is available.

We will also have in-play Twitter commentary on our feed @DumbartonFC.

Gavin Duncan is the referee tomorrow, with assistance from David Dunne and Gordon Crawford. Calum Scott will act as fourth official.

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