Friday 5th January 2018
ONE training session, one game, and Liam Dick already feels at home.
This time last week he was still a Stranraer player, and he spent last Saturday playing for them at Raith Rovers.
By Tuesday, he was again on the pitch with a team in blue from southern Scotland. But this time they were his opposition.
Having signed for Dumbarton, he made his debut in Tuesday’s goalless draw at Queen of the South.
And now that he’s moved into the Championship, he can’t wait for the next test, at home to Dunfermline tomorrow.
Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, Liam said: “It was a good game – there wasn’t much between the sides.
“We weren’t far away from taking the three points. Christian Nade had a header late in the game that their keeper did really well to save.
“I’d only had one training session with the guys before the game, but they and the manager made it really easy to come in and play on my debut.
“To keep a clean sheet is always what you want as a defender, and overall it was a good point for us.
“Dunfermline tomorrow is another big game for us. We’ve had to take care of ourselves as we haven’t had the same rest period as we get from Saturday to Saturday.
“They have a strong squad but nobody will take the other team lightly. We have to try and pull away from the teams below us and peg back the ones above us.
“We’re already in a good position, and it’s a league where anybody can beat anybody.
“You do have outright favourites, but Dumbarton have gained a reputation for achieving well in the Championship.”
Liam’s switch to Dumbarton was progressed by unfortunate financial circumstances at Stranraer.
He is one of several players who has had to leave Stair Park, but is looking forward to taking on another challenge.
He added: “It all happened really quickly. Everybody knows Stranraer’s current situation, and with Chris McLaughlin getting injured, Dumbarton needed a left back to come in.
“After Stranraer played Raith Rovers last week, Stevie Farrell (Stranraer manager) told me that Dumbarton were interested.
“It’s a great chance for me to prove myself in the Championship. It’s a big challenge but it’s one I’m looking forward to and I’m keen to hit the ground running.”