Friday 3rd December 2021

DUMBARTON are on the road tomorrow for the second last time in 2021, making the long trip to Aberdeen to face Cove Rangers.

After last week’s Scottish Cup drama, it is back to the bread and butter of cinch League One football against the league leaders.

Having lost 3-1 to Cove when the sides last met in August, Sons are looking to balance things out and make it three victories in a row.

Gaffer Stevie Farrell, though, knows that if Dumbarton come back home with a result tomorrow, it will have been one they have earned.

The manager said: “It’s a tough trip, no question about it, and we’ll have to be right on our game to get any sort of result. If there are any shortcomings to our display, we’re liable to be punished.

“But we’re going into the game off the back of two victories and the players are continuing to work hard to keep the positive run going.

“In a league as tight as League One, a good run of results can be priceless. We put one together earlier in the season and now we have to ensure we continue the Alloa result into another one.

“However, we will not do that unless we are on form, and take the chances that come our way. Cove are leaders for a reason and we must go there and show we can compete with them.”

Sons will once again be without the injured trio of Ryan McGeever, Kristoffer Syvertsen and Ross MacLean. Otherwise it is a full squad available.

Tomorrow’s fixture is of course our supporters’ first chance to experience Balmoral Stadium. If you’re heading up, don’t forget to purchase your e-ticket before the game – details in our previous story.

Despite the best efforts of the organisers, there is no supporters’ bus to the game.

If you can’t make the journey north, then live streaming is available here, costing £12.

There will also be in-play Twitter commentary on our feed @DumbartonFC.

Chris Fordyce will referee tomorrow’s game, with assistance from Gary Hilland and Ross Nelson.

Andy Galloway

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