Sunday 24th September 2017

IF you play for Celtic, chances are you’ve had quite a good weekend.

Sam Wardrop certainly has – and he didn’t have to go near Glasgow to do it. He just stayed in Dumbarton.

On the day his parent club defeated Rangers, the defender helped his on-loan side pick up a notable win against Inverness CT.

His goal on 61 minutes proved to be the clincher in a 2-1 victory which put Sons within three points of the top four.

And he admitted that it will be smiles all round at Celtic’s training ground when he returns there on Monday.

He told “I’m delighted with the win and the goal. I don’t score very often so it’s nice to get on the scoresheet.

“It was a great free kick from Dimitris Froxylias and when the ball was loose, I knew I had to get on the end of it.

“All the boys are good players and we know we can do well in this league. We’ve done well to win from a goal down in each of the last two games but we want to finish further up the league than just survival.

“Dumbarton is my first experience of competitive football and I’m enjoying it. It’s completely different to under-20 football.

“It gives me a different outlook on football, as it’s more physical when you are playing for points week in, week out. I feel I’ve settled in well.”

It is now on to Almondvale for Sons to face Livingston this Saturday – and although Sam is new to the first-team arena, he’s familiar with the experience of the West Lothian club.

He added: “I played at Livingston for Celtic under-20s in the Irn Bru Cup last season, so I know what to expect.

“The team is in really good form and we’re all confident ahead of facing them.”

Andy Galloway

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