MATCH PREVIEW: BONNYRIGG ROSE VS DUMBARTON

Dumbarton travel to the capital tomorrow for their final league meeting of the season at New Dundas Park [kick-off 3.00pm].

Sons will be looking to turn their form around after a run of three games without a win and one victory in five has seen them fall to fourth in cinch League Two.

It’s been an equally inconsistent run for tomorrow’s hosts who also have just one win in their last five matches, last week falling to a 3-2 defeat against Clyde.

Boss Stevie Farrell admits Tuesday night’s defeat at Peterhead was a tough one to take but insists that his side are capable of turning things around.

He said: “On Tuesday night we looked to tighten up after going through a run of games where we were conceding too many goals.

“I thought we did that for large parts and looked a threat on the break but ultimately we left with nothing to show for our efforts.

“It is always a difficult journey down the road after losing at a venue like that, especially during the week, as the players have a long time to reflect on the game.

“But now we have put it behind us and had a good session last night as we look to get back to winning ways.

“We have a very talented dressing room and have shown this season that we can beat anyone on our day – now it’s about becoming consistent again, going on a run, and showing all of the good qualities that we have shown for much of this season.”

Farrell will welcome Finlay Gray and Ross MacLean back to his squad tomorrow though is set to remain without Brett Long, Mark Durnan, Greig Young and Callum Wilson.

The sides have met three times previously this season with a 0-0 draw in the Viaplay Cup in July resulting in a penalty shoot-out win for Dumbarton. The opening league game of the campaign took place at NDP just a month later when Ryan Blair’s early strike was cancelled out by Luke Mahady as the points were shared.

It was a convincing afternoon for Sons at the Rock in November when goals from Tony Wallace, Finlay Gray, Michael Ruth and Matty Shiels secured a comfortable three points for the hosts.

Supporters making the journey to the capital tomorrow can pay at the gate using either cash or card. Prices are: £14 for adults, £9 for concessions, £5 for youths and under-12’s go free with a paying adult.

The Sons Supporters Trust Travel bus leaves Church Street, Dumbarton at 11.30am. Contact Gillie Brough on Facebook Messenger or call or text on 07948 532539 for availability.

Tomorrow’s referee is Lloyd Wilson and he will be assisted by Stuart Stevenson and Craig Macrae.

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