Friday 6th March 2020

ON the crest of a wave after nine points out of nine at home, Dumbarton begin the final quarter of the league season with a trip to face Clyde.

Jim Duffy’s men are on a real high after putting together the second run of three consecutive victories this season.

The latest of those was a comfortable 2-0 victory over Forfar Athletic which saw Sons bounce back from a draining late rally to beat Raith Rovers.

The league table looks a lot healthier for Dumbarton than it did as recently as before their previous meeting with Clyde only 10 days ago.

But the manager is only too aware of the amount of work which lies ahead in the final nine games of the campaign.

He said: “It’s been a good last fortnight for us and we’ve worked very hard to ensure we can improve our position in the league.

“This has been achieved with the three victories at home, and perhaps even more pleasing is to achieve them without conceding a goal.

“However, there are still nine tough tests left this season and we know it will be difficult against Clyde tomorrow.

“Our three previous games against them this season have been closely contested and we expect nothing different.

“It’s been a level playing field for each team in terms of preparing for the match, as Clyde have also played the last two Tuesdays with a victory over one of the division’s leading sides in between.

“So we must be on top of our game once again to keep the good run going.”

Kyle Hutton remains on the sidelines for this game, but such have been the exertions of the last three games that the gaffer may make further changes.

Players who started on the bench against Forfar could come into contention for a place in the starting line-up tomorrow, meaning Isaac Layne could make his first start since December.

Ryan Tierney has been absent from the squad for the last two games due to illness but it is hoped he will recover in time.

Alan Muir is the referee for tomorrow’s game and will be assisted by Stuart Hodge and Gary Logan.

Admission to Broadwood tomorrow costs £15 for adults, £10 for concessions, £5 for under-18s and £1 for under-12s.

Turnstiles D, E and F will be open for fans of both clubs and will have a contactless payment facility by credit or debit card.

Fans wishing to pay by cash should go to the ticket window, situated adjacent to turnstile C.

Sons supporters will be allocated the away section at the south end of the main stand – the same area as they had for the 2-1 win in November.

The Sons Supporters Trust travel section bus is running and will leave Church Street at 1.15pm.

Seats cost £7 for trust members and under-16s, and £10 for non-members. Spaces are still available and can be booked by contacting Tommy Hughes on 07710 771341 or at memsecy@sonstrust.net

Andy Galloway

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