GREGG WYLDE had to wait until the last Saturday in October to start a league fixture for Dumbarton this season.
Since then, looking back just hasn’t been an option for the midfielder.
On his first start of the season he scored the only goal of the game against Annan Athletic to help Sons bounce back from previous results.
And he did so again in Saturday’s fixture against Bonnyrigg Rose, doing the biggest deed in the response to last week’s Scottish Cup exit.
Although it is only January, Gregg has only ever had one season when he has scored more goals than the four he currently has to his name in this campaign.
He got seven for Plymouth Argyle in the 2015/16 season when the Pilgrims reached the League One playoffs. They ultimately failed to win promotion – but Gregg has the opportunity to make up for that with Sons.
Speaking to dumbartonfootballclub.com, he said: “It’s a big win for us and we are back to winning ways.
“The result against Forfar was a tough one to take but we are back on track and we have kept the unbeaten run going at home. It wasn’t a pretty game from our point of view but we got the three points we played for.
“I’m enjoying my football and enjoying the way we are playing. I’m just happy to contribute to the team and the season we are having so far.
“At the start of the season it was hard for me, but I have come in and think I have done OK. The manager makes changes to the team based on how he wants us to play, but has kept faith with me.
“All of the boys have contributed to the positive results of late and we are now looking to put another good run together.”
Having played on two plastic pitches already this year, at Forfar and Kilmarnock, it is three in a row for Dumbarton when they travel to face Stenhousemuir on Saturday.
With a four-point cushion at the top, there may be attention on results elsewhere – but Gregg insists that nobody in the dressing room will be looking further than Ochilview on the day.
He added: “We spoke about it before we went to Rugby Park, about the expectations against a Premiership side. In the league, we have just aimed to keep the same momentum going.
“The pitch didn’t really help today, but we kept our focus on winning the game and we managed to do that.
“Saturday at Stenhousemuir will be a difficult challenge for us. They have a new manager (Gary Naysmith) and he will have different philosophies and formations for them.
“But we will just go and do our thing and concentrate on ourselves, as we have to do at this stage of the season, and take it one game at a time.
“We will come back on Tuesday and keep training hard to prepare for Saturday.”