Saturday 13th March 2021

TOMAS BRINDLEY is taking a leap into the unknown.

He’s just glad he’s got some familiar company to do it with.

The 19-year-old became Dumbarton’s newest recruit this week after completing a loan move from Kilmarnock for the rest of the season.

It’s the first time he’s been out on loan from the Rugby Park club and it’s one he’s keen to make the most of.

He has a familiar face at his new loan club, with forward Adam Frizzell already on the books at the club.

Tomas played his first game in a Sons shirt today, as a second half substitute in a friendly against Stranraer which ended 2-1 to the Blues.

Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, Tomas said: “I’m really excited to get started. I’m hoping to get as many minutes as possible and help the team out as best I can.

“It was good to get the minutes in the legs today. I hadn’t played in a long time so it was just good to get back on to the pitch.

“In the first half we created a few chances. In the second half the shape went a bit but the game was just about getting the minutes. The boys needed it and hopefully we can now kick on.

“I hadn’t spoken to Adam before I came to Dumbarton but he was very welcoming. I of course know him from Kilmarnock and we’ve spoken quite a lot since I arrived.

“We now switch our attention to playing Forfar next Saturday. They will be tough opposition so it’s important to get out there and claim the points.

“It’s the first time I’ve been out on loan so I hope I can go back to Kilmarnock afterwards with plenty experience to help me in my career.”

Tomas has yet to play in front of supporters, but his senior debut earlier this season is something that doesn’t come the way of many young players.

With a vacancy in midfield for the final 10 minutes, then Kilmarnock manager Alex Dyer sent him on in a game away to Rangers at Ibrox, a game Killie lost 2-0.

Tomas then got 90 minutes under his belt in a 2-0 win for the Ayrshire men away to Clyde in the Betfred Cup.

He added: “My debut was a great experience. Ibrox is a massive stadium and we were playing against good opponents. It doesn’t get much better than that.

“Clyde were a good team when Kilmarnock played against them; they were a good standard. The league will be hard so we need to do as much as we can do.

“I would say I am a box to box midfielder and can do a bit of both the defensive and attacking side. I’ll work hard and give everything for the team.”

Andy Galloway

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