Sunday 2nd April 2017

LEWIS VAUGHAN faces one of his more interesting training sessions tomorrow.

He’ll be kicking every ball, working as hard as he always does.

But he has to do it with the players he has moved below Dumbarton in the Championship table with just five games left.

The forward scored the only goal of yesterday’s game with Morton for a win which put Sons into seventh place in the league.

They moved above Raith Rovers – from whom Lewis is on loan.

But although his loan and parent clubs face a tough few weeks to stay in the division, he’s in no doubt as to where his loyalty lies.

Lewis said: “I’ll see the players tomorrow and I’ll probably get some pelters, but that can’t be helped.

“It was quite a bittersweet moment because of the impact the goal had on Raith as well as Dumbarton. But I am playing for Sons and while I want both teams to stay up, at this moment in time I have to do my best for them.

“I am a professional and I need to do my job for Dumbarton, and if I score to put them above Raith in the league then so be it.

“It was a difficult game yesterday. Morton put us under pressure but they are in the top four, so we knew it would be like that.

“We took the pressure from them, did our job and got our reward in the end.”

Lewis could now be in a position to help Dumbarton and Raith this Roller Coaster Saturday if he can contribute to another victory for Sons.

St Mirren, right in the thick of the battle for survival, are Dumbarton’s opponents in Paisley.

And although the Buddies are on a positive run, Lewis insists Sons will be ready to compete and look to go seven points clear of the Championship’s bottom club.

He added: “It’s a massive game. It’s one where we need to go for the three points, but we’ll certainly be ready.

“St Mirren are well organised and are flying in the last few games. They’re only a point behind Ayr with a game in hand and will be confident.

“But every game through to the end of the season is massive and we are confident ourselves.

“You could say there will be a bit more caution after St Mirren beat Ayr 6-2 yesterday, but we’re more than capable of going there and getting the victory with a decent performance.

“We know it won’t be easy but we’re taking each game as it comes and hopefully we can play as we have to for the result.”

Andy Galloway

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