Tuesday 25th July 2017

KYLE HUTTON just needed Wales for a full house.

The 2017 close season had already taken him to clubs in England and Northern Ireland.

But the midfielder is staying in his native Scotland, having signed a deal with Dumbarton last week.

And after making his debut in Saturday’s game against Clyde, it’s an opportunity he’s determined to make the most of.

He was released by St Mirren at the end of last season, most of which he spent on loan to Airdrie in League One.

Now he is back in the Championship, on the other side of the Erskine Bridge, and he hopes to show the form that helped him break through with Rangers.

Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, Kyle said: “I was at Stevenage for a bit, but nothing came of it and I went back.

“Then I had the chance to go and train with Derry City, but their season finishes in October so I wouldn’t have had many games.

“I then got a phone call from Stevie Aitken asking if I would be interested. I know his assistant Ian Durrant from our time together at Rangers and it was a move that appealed to me.

“Dumbarton have always done well in the Championship. Last season they were the only fully part-time team in the league and they still stayed up.

“Every year they defy the odds and compete with full-time teams. Stevie has done a great job here and I was delighted to come on board.”

Kyle admitted to disappointment at the outcome of his debut, which saw Sons lose 2-1 against Clyde.

But he is hopeful of a better outcome when Annan Athletic visit the YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium this evening.

He added: “It wasn’t the result we were hoping for.

“I thought we were comfortable. It was two set plays that did us in.

“That’s just the way it goes. We couldn’t kill them off and it came back to haunt us.

“It just shows you the game is never done at 1-0. We were disappointed but I’m certain we’ll put it right against Annan.”

Andy Galloway

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