GAFFER WELCOMES CUP BOOST

Wednesday 29th July 2015

DUMBARTON boss Stevie Aitken is buzzing over his team’s weekend victory in the Petrofac Training Cup, and looking forward to the upcoming League Cup clash away to East Fife.

Sons beat local rivals Greenock Morton on Saturday to progress to the second round of the Petrofac tournament for only the fifth time in 24 years.

In the next round they face Queen’s Park at the home of Scottish football, Hampden Park.

Commented Stevie after the draw this week: “In any cup competition you want to get games at home, but if you’re not getting that, you look at venues where you want to play.

“Hampden is a ground which we don’t get to play on that often and I’m sure our players will be looking forward to it.

“I am sure it will be the case that the pressure is on us as we are the team from the higher division.

“But Queen’s Park have done very well under Gus MacPherson, bringing young players through.

“There are players playing international football who were there in the past, so we will have to be on our guard when the game takes place.”

Meanwhile all attention is focused on the trip to Methil on Saturday 1st August to face East Fife in the opening round of the Scottish League Cup.

Aitken and his eager squad hope that it will be another game to remember for Sons fans.

A full match report and action photos from the Greenock Morton game can be found here.

Also check out the excellent Sons TV coverage on our YouTube channel.

Simon Barrow

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