Monday 17th July 2017

CHRIS McLAUGHLIN had just completed his last 90 minutes before signing terms with Dumbarton on Saturday.

And already he’d made himself a villain in his hometown, as he’d just helped Sons beat Clydebank 2-1.

The left back, who has played in every pre-season game as a trialist, finally put pen to paper on Saturday after leaving Ross County.

Despite the regular trips to Dingwall, he’s a Bankie, and admitted he was wondering what sort of reception he’d get after Saturday’s result.

But now in line to be part of Sons’ squad for the forthcoming 2017/18 season, he can’t wait to get started with the competitive stuff, starting with Ayr United on Tuesday.

Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com after the win over Clydebank, Chris said: “I’m looking forward to the new season.

“It’s good to be unbeaten in pre-season and we’ve got to look to win as many games as we can during the campaign, especially at home.

“We want to make this place (the YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium) as hard as possible for opposition teams to play at.

“I don’t know what the welcome will be like in my house! A couple of my friends play for Clydebank so it’s good to play against them.

“I’ve had a bit of banter with them before the game, and I’m glad we managed to get the victory in the end.”

Chris added: “I stayed up north when I was with Ross County. They gave me a flat.

“But this is the closest to home I’ve played in about four or five years. It’s about 15 minutes from my doorstep.

“So it’s ideal for me, and I’m looking forward to the new challenge.”

Andy Galloway

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