Friday 16th November 2018
WHEN Ross Forbes’ career began in earnest at Dumbarton nearly 10 years ago, he probably expected to do many things.
Making goal line clearances probably wasn’t too high up that list. And neither was playing left back.
But that’s what he’s doing at the moment, with a late clearance securing last week’s 2-1 win over Stenhousemuir. And if he can’t do it under one of the managers who knows him best, when can he?
Ross is better known as a midfielder, but has started the last three games in the full back role as a result of player unavailability.
Sons have taken two wins from those three games ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Forfar, where they aim to climb further up the League One table.
And Ross should know how the new manager will try to get them to do that – as he was in the Morton team that Jim Duffy managed to the League One title in 2015.
As if that wasn’t enough, he was also player of the year.
Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, Ross said: The gaffer asked me to play left back because of a few injuries. I’m happy to play anywhere and it’s going well so far playing at left back.
“The goal line clearance is probably the furthest back on the pitch I’ve ever been! But I’m glad I was as it kept us in front.
“The three points were massive for us and we just need to build on it and hopefully get a few more wins on the board, starting against Forfar.
“Jim and I were three and a half years together at Morton and I loved every minute of it, so obviously I’m glad he’s come here.
“It’s basically our fault that the previous manager lost his job here. Ultimately we weren’t good enough. We’re still not amazingly good yet but we just need to get a few more wins and get up the table.
As well as his late heroics against the Warriors, Ross also posted another goal, this one a penalty to open the scoring.
He added: “We go into every game wanting to get the three points and we’re looking forward to the game against Forfar.
“It’s always nice to score goals and from a personal point of view, hopefully I can get a few more.”