Sunday 12th September 2021
DUMBARTON may have exceeded expectations yesterday by beating East Fife in such convincing fashion.
But, for Callum Wilson, things have been defying expectations from the start.
The teenage winger is loving life with Sons to the point where he admits it’s been better than he expected when he joined from Hibernian in the close season.
And he’s got the assists to prove it – five in total this season and another two on the board yesterday.
Those, and another two of the other three, have been to set up centre half Gregor Buchanan, and Callum had special praise for him afterwards.
Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, Callum said: “I know he’s really good in the air. We always work on set pieces in training and whenever the ball goes in the air, he’ll win it nine times out of ten, so we’re delighted at how it’s paid off today.
“It had been a hard couple of weeks before the game. After winning against a good side in Montrose, at their ground, we’d wanted to get another game and kick on.
“To be honest, I was confident we’d get the win today. I’d been saying to people during the week that we should win if we played as well as we can.
“If we play like we did today, we can beat anybody.
“I’m absolutely loving it here at Dumbarton. I came to the club with expectations for myself but I didn’t expect it to be this good.
“I just want to keep myself in the team now, and keep adding assists and goals.”
While Callum has every right to look to continue in the team, he was reminded yesterday of the competition there is for places.
Joe McKee came off the bench to replace him with 19 minutes left – and matched his assist tally for the afternoon, with two corners leading to goals.
It is now on to the Falkirk Stadium next Saturday, a venue where it is not only points on the line, but bragging rights as well where Callum is concerned.
He added: “Joe is a good player; he’s one of the better players I’ve played with. He did well to assist the two goals he did after he came on.
“Now we move on to face Falkirk next week. I know a lot of Falkirk fans and staff and it would be good to go there and wind them up a bit by getting another win.
“We know how difficult that will be, but we’re looking forward to it after today.”