Thursday 13th January 2022
KIERAN WRIGHT goes into training every day and sees two Scotland international keepers in action.
Now he hopes that joining Dumbarton can push him closer to their levels of experience.
The 22-year-old Rangers keeper has joined Sons on loan until the end of the season – and faces a challenge he knows well, having played in League One several times before.
With Allan McGregor and Jon McLaughlin among those competing for first-team places at Ibrox, he’s keen to get games.
And he’s looking forward to the opportunity awaiting him with Dumbarton.
Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, Kieran said: “You can see from their (McGregor and McLaughlin) experiences and careers how many games they’ve played between them.
“And it just shows that the more you play games, the more experienced and better you become as a goalkeeper.
“I see Allan week in, week out, and Jon also has vast experience. It just shows what can be done.
“Goalkeeper is quite a unique position – you just look for as many games as you can whatever position you play, but it especially helps you as a goalkeeper.
“I just want to be playing football. It’s good being around the first team at Rangers but I want to be playing games and this will help me to do that.
“I’m delighted to get things done to come to Dumbarton. The manager has been on the phone to my goalkeeping coach for the past week and I’m glad it’s worked out.”
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With points needed to be added to the board due to Sons’ league position, there is little time to get settled before Saturday’s vital game with East Fife.
But Kieran is in some familiar company, as well as knowing the challenge he faces, having turned out for Alloa Athletic, Raith Rovers and Partick Thistle in League One already.
He added: “As well as getting as many games as possible, I hope I can finish Dumbarton finish as high up the table as possible.
“This is my fourth spell playing in League One, so I am used to the league and I know what I will be up against. I’m ready for the challenge.
“I played alongside Andy Geggan for Partick Thistle last season at the tail end, and I’ve played with Carlo Pignatiello a few years back.
“There will be other familiar faces. I’m looking forward to getting to training tonight and getting started.”