Friday 13th March 2015

GOALIE Danny Rogers will be hoping to keep a third consecutive clean sheet at Tynecastle tomorrow and his second against the runaway Championship leaders.

Rogers (pictured), on-loan from Aberdeen, has been in tremendous form for Sons since his summer arrival and is the only keeper in the league over the season to shut-out Hearts.

However, Dumbarton face a Hearts team who are in superb form having put ten goals past Cowdenbeath in their last outing.

Manager Ian Murray is aware of what a tall order faces his team when we caught up with him last night after a good training session.

He said: “Hearts are really flying just now and they are the best team in the division.

“We have to be wary of what they can do; they can really hurt you when they get going.

“But we cannot go into the match with any other thoughts than we can compete. It’ll be difficult, but if we concentrate, work hard it’s possible we can take something from the game.”

There will be a minute’s silence at the beginning, as a mark of respect to Hearts’ former player and Scotland legend Dave Mackay, who sadly passed away last week.

There will be a special 100-page matchday programme produced in honour of the Tynecastle legend. The souvenir programme – costing the usual price of £3.50 – on sale this afternoon, while it will be available in and around Tynecastle Stadium on the day of the match.

Gaffer Ian Murray has a full squad to choose from, with the exception of defender David Van Zanten whose knee injury rules him out.

Four of Sons’ Swiss supporters group are flying over for the match, and are sure to help away fans make a strong vocal impact in backing the boys at Tynecastle.

Alan Findlay & Simon Barrow

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