DUMBARTON return home tomorrow to face third-place Annan Athletic in another important game as cinch League Two starts to take shape.

Although Sons were convincing winners when the Galabank outfit last visited G82, it will be a very tough shift if that outcome is to be matched.

Annan are on a positive run of form which has seen them move into the top four of the division, so Dumbarton have a tough test ahead.

Manager Stevie Farrell hopes to see his team return to winning ways, with the four-point gap maintained by last week’s draw at Stenhousemuir.

With Stirling Albion not playing tomorrow, the opportunity is there to further extend the lead – but only if Sons can produce a performance and result.

The manager said: “The previous home game against Annan was one of our best performances of the season and it is something we should look to repeat tomorrow.

“However, it will not be easy, with Annan in good form ahead of the match. They will be in good spirits ahead of making the trip and it is up to us to stop them extending their run.

“Last week’s result was a solid point away to an improving Stenny side. While it was frustrating to lose two points so late in the day, it was another point towards our tally and kept us four points clear.

“Now we must move forward from there, and look to respond in the best way possible. We know we can do it, but as always, we must be on our game.”

Joe McKee could return to the squad tomorrow, and if he plays, it will be his first game time for four weeks. John Gemmell is the only expected absentee.

Admission for fans paying on the day costs £15 for adults, £10 for over-65s and students (valid ID required), and £5 for under-16s.

Information on how to purchase tickets in advance of your visit to the stadium will follow once the system is activated. However, season ticket holders and Young Sons members will of course get in with their passes as usual.

Away supporters will be situated in the west stand, but are welcome to enter through the home turnstiles and make use of Bar 72 before the game.

There is also the chance to win a cash windfall in our half time draw, which you can purchase a ticket for in advance.

Tommy Goss is Annan Athletic’s top scorer this season, with 17 goals to his name in the league and 21 in all competitions.

He scored twice in last week’s 2-1 victory away to Bonnyrigg Rose, which was Annan’s third win in a row going into tomorrow’s game.

Duncan Williams will referee tomorrow’s game, and will have assistance from Colin McAlpine and Scott Anderson.


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