Saturday 24th August 2019

REGHAN TUMILTY hasn’t even trained with his Dumbarton team-mates yet.

But he doesn’t need training in impressing on his debut. For a right back, he’s got some record.

The defender, signed on loan from Morton until January, scored the second in Sons’ 3-1 win at home to Stranraer today.

It’s always a nice feeling to mark your debut with a goal, but he’s now done it twice. In his first game for Morton, against Partick Thistle, he also found the net.

Having admitted that things aren’t going as he’d perhaps like at Cappielow, he is now looking for things to get kickstarted at the C&G Systems Stadium.

Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, Reghan said: “I did the exact same on my debut for Morton so I obviously like making my debut for a team!

“The gaffer said that he was interested in taking me on loan on Thursday. I slept on it and decided to join.

“It’s not really working at Morton at the moment. I’m not playing as many games, so it’s a perfect opportunity to play again and not fall away.

“I’ve not even trained with Dumbarton yet. Today was my first time meeting the boys and there are a few familiar faces in there, so it’s been easy enough to fit in.

“They’ve got a really good squad in there and I’m shocked that they had such a hard time at the start of the season, although they were playing against full-time opposition.

“So that will have been a tough test, but it would have helped for the games to come against part-time sides. We’ve now won two on the bounce and it can only get better.”

Reghan is set for a trip to familiar surrounding next Saturday when Dumbarton visit Links Park to play Montrose.

And if his time with Sons can go well, he’s hopeful that post-January, he will get another chance to impress at Morton.

He added: “I’ve been there (Links Park) lots of times and it’s a good astro pitch – one of the better ones.

“Montrose lost to Raith Rovers today but it will be another tough game. If we play as we did second half today, though, we will give ourselves a chance.

“Playing games here is a lot better than reserve games and will stand me in good stead.”

Andy Galloway

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