DUMBARTON are away from home once again tomorrow, visiting Stenhousemuir in another important league outing.
A win at Ochilview will keep Sons at least four points clear at the summit of cinch League Two, with some important games on the horizon.
However, manager Stevie Farrell is only concentrating on getting a victory away to the Warriors for the second time this season.
Stenny have enjoyed a change of fortunes under new manager Gary Naysmith and as ever, Stevie is optimistic, but wary of the challenge ahead of his team.
The manager said: “We remain in a good place but must keep working hard. Every team in this league has something to play for and no opponent is going to roll over and make it easy for us.
“Stenny are one of several teams who can finish tomorrow in the top four if results go their way. They have that to aim at and we must be on our guard.
“However, if we play as well as we can, we will hopefully end the day with another positive result that maintains the gap at the top.
“That will require the same workrate and application as we have been showing, and ruthlessness when chances come along. If we do all that it is a challenge we can meet.”
Despite making the squad last week, Joe McKee has had a setback and will join John Gemmell on the sidelines tomorrow. New signing Peter Grant is added to the squad.
This will be only our second meeting with Stenny this season to date, and we have yet to play them at home. Their scheduled visit to Dumbarton in December was postponed and will take place later this month.
When we last met, we were 3-1 winners at Ochilview in August, with an own goal, Martin McNiff and Finlay Gray ensuring all three points.
The Warriors sit sixth in the league, but have taken seven points from their last three league outings, including six out of six at home, against Stranraer and Elgin City.
Matty Yates is their top goalscorer this season, with seven goals in the league and twelve in all competitions.
Details of admission to Ochilview tomorrow, including advance tickets which can be purchased online, can be found in our previous story.
If you can’t get to the game, we will have full in-play coverage on our Twitter feed @DumbartonFC.
Jordan Curran will referee tomorrow’s game, with assistance from Calum Doyle and Kieran Traynor.