Friday 11th September 2015

AS SONS head ‘doon the water’ to face an in-form Morton outfit, they are keen to arrest the recent run of defeats.

Manager Stevie Aitken has again been working very hard behind the scenes with his staff in the run up to the game, with the highlight of his week being the capture of Hamilton Accies striker Eamonn Brophy.

He commented ahead of the Morton game: “The lads reacted very well to last week’s disappointing loss to Alloa and again have worked exceptionally hard.

“This game will be another tough challenge but I’m confident that we are going into the match with the right attitude.”

Morton have been on a good run of form, with three wins in their last six matches. A 1-0 League Cup victory versus QoS was followed by back-to-back Ladbrokes Championship wins against Alloa Ath (1-0) and Livingston respectively (4-2).

Sons, on the flip side, are going into the all-important match having suffered three league defeats in a row.

Last time the teams met, Sons started the new 2015/16 season positively with a 3-2 Petrofac Training Cup win at a sunny Cappielow back in July.

Two goals for Grant Gallagher — the first a well-worked header and the second a sharply drilled shot — gave Sons a comfortable lead by the end of the first half.

Garry Fleming stepped up in the second half to put Dumbarton into a seemingly unassailable three goal lead, but a late two-goal fightback from the ‘Ton gave Sons a fright.

Wullie Gibson, joint winner of Baxter Ramsay’s August player of the month is rated at 50/50 for Morton, having picked up a knock in training.

Stevie Ross is being nursed through training and he’s not quite ready to make an appearance, however loan signing Eamonn Brophy is added to the squad.

Alan Findlay & Simon Barrow

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