DUMBARTON LOOK FOR CRUCIAL POINTS

Monday 7th March 2016

SONS host Alloa Athletic tomorrow night, knowing that a win will be vital to pull away from the relegation play-off zone.

The gaffer and his squad realise that a strong end to the season is needed to lift Dumbarton to Championship safety.

Both sides are struggling for any winning consistency in the last six league games. Alloa have lost four matches, while Sons have managed two wins and a draw in the same sequence.

Willie Collum will be the official taking charge of the crucial encounter.

“In the Championship, you never know what can happen in the next game. There’s still a long way to go regardless of this game,” reflects Sons boss Stevie Aitken.

He added: “We have a game in hand over both Alloa and Livingston, and winning that fixture as well as this one would put us in a strong position.”

Alloa Athletic boss Jack Ross is a figure many fans of Dumbarton will recognise readily.

Jack was part of Ian Murray’s successful backroom team when Sons finished 5th in season 2013/2014.

After a spell at Hearts as youth coach, Jack joined the Wasps following the departure of Danny Lennon.

Sons will line up against two former players tomorrow, with Mitch Megginson and goalie David Crawford in contention for the game.

On the flip side, former Alloa men Kevin Cawley and Mark Docherty (pictured) are in the mix to be part of Sons starting eleven against their old team.

Midfielder Grant Gallagher will not be risked for this game, as his knee injury is proving troublesome and he continues to sit on the sidelines.

Kler Heh is also out. Other than those two, there are no fresh injury worries for Dumbarton.

Alan Findlay & Simon Barrow

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