Friday 25th February 2022
DUMBARTON hope for a long, but successful journey tomorrow when they travel to the northeast to play Peterhead at Balmoor Stadium.
Without having taken a point against the Blue Toon this season, Sons need to change that record if they are to stay out of the bottom two in League One.
Manager Stevie Farrell is looking for his team to bounce back from a disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to Alloa Athletic last Saturday.
A performance and result more akin to the previous away day, at Clyde, is what is hoped for on the journey.
The gaffer said: “Results are what we need in our situation, and the one we finished with last week was very disappointing, but we must draw a line under it and move forward.
“The margins are so fine in this league that if we had won last week, we could have been targeting sixth place tomorrow. Instead we are battling to redo all the good work we did at Broadwood two weeks ago.
“But we know how difficult it will be. Peterhead put up a very good fight at Falkirk on Tuesday night and were very good value for the point they took. They will want to push on from that game.
“The onus is entirely on us to deny them that opportunity. We must be on our game and ready for the challenge.”
Stuart Carswell, who missed last week’s game with illness, has now recovered and after taking part in training last night, is in contention.
George Stanger has also recovered from the knock he took against Alloa and could figure again. However, the game may come too soon for striker Joshua Oyinsan.
Ryan McGeever and Kristoffer Syvertsen are once again out injured.
If you are travelling tomorrow, then Peterhead do not operate cash turnstiles. Tickets must be purchased from the Balmoor Stadium office before kick-off.
These cost £14 for adults and £7 for concessions, with under-13s going free of charge if accompanied by an adult. It costs £2 more to enter the seated areas.
Peterhead produce their matchday programme online, and it should be available to read here later today.
The Sonstrust travel section’s supporters’ bus will leave Dumbarton Town Centre at 8.30am.
If you are not making the trip, we will have live Twitter commentary on our feed @DumbartonFC.
Chris Fordyce will referee tomorrow’s game, with Graham McNeillie and Steven Wilson running the lines.