Tuesday 3rd January 2017

WHATEVER Joe Thomson goes on to do in football, he will remember his time as a Dumbarton player.

Saturday’s victory over Dundee United was his last in the white, black and gold jersey, with his loan deal from Celtic coming to an end.

He bowed out with an excellent result to round off a time he feels has set him on his way in football.

And although he is now a rival in the fight for survival, having now signed for Queen of the South, he is confident Sons can finish the job of staying up without him.

He said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Dumbarton and beating Dundee United was a great way to bow out.

“Sons deserved the victory. The second half was horrible, running against the wind and the rain made the pitch turn to mud.

“But we dug in and over the piece, I thought Dumbarton were the better side.

“I will remember my time as a Sons player as being my first chance to play every week, and everything the club did for me.

“And I am confident they will stay up. They have enough good players in the squad and beating the league leaders shows what they can do.”

Joe is set to be in opposition to Sons as a Queen of the South player, firstly at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium on Wednesday, March 1.

He could also line up against them when the sides meet at Palmerston Park on Saturday, April 22.

Speaking before the announcement of his move to Dumfries, he added: “If I am up against Dumbarton as an opposition player, I will just have to be professional.

“It would be strange to play against the boys having played alongside them for half the season, but I would just have to get on with it.

“I still have a year left on my contract with Celtic beyond this season so we will wait and see what happens. As long as I am playing every week I will try to improve.”

Andy Galloway

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