Thursday 28th January 2016
JAMIE LINDSAY hopes that one day, he’ll be playing for the current champions of Scotland.
But right now, he’s happy using his talents at a level he admits has opened his eyes.
The 20-year-old hopes that the blood and thunder of the Championship with Dumbarton can send him back to Celtic with hopes of making the first team.
And the more he plays with Sons in Scotland’s second tier, the more he’s learning. Not just about the difference between the divisions, but about his own game too.
Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Raith Rovers saw the midfielder continue to make progress in a Sons jersey – and he felt it was a positive result.
He said: “The Championship is different to what I’m used to at Celtic.
“While I’ve been playing for Dumbarton it’s more about what you do on the ball, and keeping possession.
“At Celtic in the Development League it’s about what you do off the ball. The move to Dumbarton has been good for me because what I do on the ball is something I’ve needed to work on.
“I thought it was a good point to get away from home on Saturday. Raith have been in the top four recently so for us to go there and get a result is a positive.
“It was a better result for us than for them.
“My time at Dumbarton has been progressing well. It was frustrating to get injured so early but since I’ve come back, after a bit of time, I’ve done well.”
Sons’ next assignment is at home to Livingston on Saturday. Win and they are six points clear of second-bottom Livi with a game in hand.
That, of course, doesn’t guarantee safety outright, but it’s a lot closer to it than the alternative.
And Jamie is confident that he and his team-mates will be fully focused by the time Saturday’s action kicks off.
He added: “It’s a massive game and both teams will be looking to take the three points.
“If we win we can open up a bigger gap between ourselves and Livingston.
“But the pressure will be on us if they can take the points. We’ll need to play well to ensure that doesn’t happen.”