Friday 1st September 2017
DUMBARTON are in Irn Bru Cup action tomorrow, facing Welsh Premier League outfit Connah’s Quay Nomads at home in a second round tie.
With an earlier kick-off time of 2.30pm, the tie will give Sons a different test to the Championship, and manager Stevie Aitken is looking forward to it.
He said: “We know that we have to provide a response to a disappointing afternoon against Dunfermline last week and we will be going all out to do that and progress in the cup.
“We face a different challenge from the usual and we look forward to the test that Connah’s Quay Nomads will give us.”
If Sons win tomorrow, Stevie will become the first-ever Dumbarton manager to win three ties in what is now the Irn Bru Cup. Only he and David Winnie have won more than one tie.
In team news, striker Mark Stewart remains unavailable due to a broken elbow, while new signing Greg Morrison is cup-tied. Grant Gallagher also remains out and Danny Handling will not feature due to injury.
However, it is hoped that international clearance will arrive in time for Dimitris Froxylias to play.
Irish referee Ben Connolly is in charge of this game, with assistance from Gary Hilland and Colin McAlpine. Colin Steven is fourth official.
Admission costs £10 for adults and £5 for concessions, with accompanied under-12s going free of charge.
Copies of the club’s matchday magazine, Sons View, will be on sale priced £2.50.
And remember – 2.30pm kick-off!