Friday 14th February 2020

THE hunt for Dumbarton’s first win of 2020 goes on, and they look to get it on the board at Links Park tomorrow when they face Montrose.

Having won each of their last two trips to face the Gable Endies, there is reason for Sons to be optimistic ahead of their third trip up the A90 in the past month.

But Montrose’s current league position, six points clear of Dumbarton, and the 2-0 defeat sustained when the sides last met in G82, throw up warning signs.

It is hoped that those will be overcome tomorrow, with Sons aiming to get the points that will be vital in the remaining weeks of the season.

Manager Jim Duffy said: “Last week’s game against Airdrieonians was a non-event in terms of football, with the weather conditions spoiling the game.

“Hopefully the elements will be more conducive at Montrose for a positive game of football – and one where we can come out on top.

“I will certainly be looking for a performance that corresponds more to the game at Links Park in August than it does to the clash at home in December.

“If we can play as we know we can, we have every chance and will keep ourselves in touch with Montrose with a victory. We know we are capable.”

Injury victims Isaac Layne and Kyle Hutton continue to be absent for Dumbarton, and checks will be made on the fitness of Joe McKee after he was a late call-off last week.

However, the Airdrie match did not put up any further injury obstacles and all other players are available.

Duncan Williams is the referee for tomorrow’s game, with assistance from Sean Carr and Barry Reid.

A reminder that there is no Sons Supporters Trust travel section bus tomorrow. A lack of numbers made it impossible for the transport to run.

Andy Galloway

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