Friday 26th March 2021
UNTIL Tuesday evening, a home game with Peterhead was not really on Rabin Omar’s agenda.
A trip to Kirkcaldy with Morton, maybe. Depending on whether the stop-start nature of his season continued.
That was until Jim Duffy made one phone call to the Cappielow club, and then another to him.
It was all signed and sealed on Thursday, and the midfielder trained with his new team-mates ahead of a new start.
He was part of a double loan signing from Morton, with striker James Wallace also arriving.
And it’s something that Rabin can’t wait to get stuck into with the vital late stages of the season coming up.
Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, Rabin said: “I’m really happy about it. It’s getting to the end of the season and for me it’s about getting as many games as possible.
“The manager phoned me on Wednesday and said he had spoken to Morton, and said that a loan move would be possible.
“He asked if I was interested and I said I was, and that was when the deal went through.
“Things went really well initially for me at Morton. It was my first year full-time but it became a bit stop-start – I was playing one week and then out of the team the next, then back in again.
“But I played a lot of games, and having full-time training was a real help for me personally.
“Training with Dumbarton was really good last night and we’ll be ready to face Peterhead tomorrow.
“They are a few points above us in the league, so the most important thing will be getting the points and closing the gap.”
Tomorrow’s game is the first of seven Sons will face in the next fortnight – but despite how demanding that sounds, Rabin is looking forward to it.
A Scottish Cup third round tie at home to Aberdeen is among that lot, and he feels that playing without pressure will suit Dumbarton.
He added: “I’m actually really excited by it. It’s something that is really unique, and I’m really keen to see what happens.
“It’s maybe not ideal in terms of recovery time but we’ll be playing as much as possible.
“Obviously the Aberdeen game is massive as well – it’s one where all the pressure will be on them.
“They have to come down and beat us. It’s not up to us to go out and beat them.
“We will play without pressure, and that may present us with some opportunities.”