Dumbarton are back on the road tomorrow with the short trip to Larbert to take on Stenhousemuir in cinch League Two action [kick-off 3.00pm].

After back-to-back home games resulted in four points from six, Sons will be looking to pick up their first three points of the season away from home.

It won’t be easy, however, against a side who also remain unbeaten in the league so far with two draws and a win.

Stevie Farrell’s troops came back from 1-0 down to win last weekend after a change of formation at half-time from the Sons boss.

Dumbarton scored three second-half goals, and it could have been more, to secure their first win of the season and Faz admits being able to switch things up during the game was vital.

He said: “We changed the shape and the personnel at half-time last weekend and we got a reaction.

“We put two up the top end of the pitch and I thought 3-1 actually flattered Forfar in the end. It could have been more.

“To be able to go to a different system when things aren’t going your way is good because we’ve got the right types of players to do it and when we were recruiting over the Summer we did think of that.

“I think Forfar are one of the favourites to win the league and rightly so and then we go to another one of those teams tomorrow.

“You’re not going to get anything for nothing in this league, you’ve got to earn the right and we’ve started the season solidly and we’ll continue to work hard and develop that.”

The Sons boss reports that Michael Ruth and Callum Wilson remain out with injuries and despite another couple of niggles within the squad, everyone else should be fit for the bench.

Like Dumbarton, Stenny picked up their first three points of the season last weekend.

The Warriors won 2-0 at East Fife after consecutive 0-0 draws to open the campaign, meaning tomorrow’s opponents have yet to concede in the league with a defence marshalled by former Sons captain Gregor Buchanan.

Meetings between the sides last season were in Sons favour – the first time they met was also on the fourth game of the season where Dumbarton earned a 3-1 victory thanks to a Thomas Orr own goal, Martin McNiff and Finlay Gray.

The next fixture was also at Ochilview with a last gasp Matty Yates strike preventing Dumbarton from taking all three points after Ally Love’s opener.

The sides met at The Rock for the first time at the end of February in a re-arranged fixture, and Gray was on the score sheet once more when he netted the only goal of the game before Stenny got the upper hand in April as Gavin Reilly and Orr cancelled out Aron Lynas’ opener.

For Sons fans making the trip to Ochilview, tickets are priced at £15 for adults, £10 for concessions and £5 for under-16’s. Supporters are asked to purchase in advance from the following link: Please note when purchasing that away supporters will be housed in the west terracing section of the stadium.

Seats also remain available on the supporters bus which departs from Castle Street at 12.45pm on Saturday. Contact Gillie Brough on 07948532539 or on Facebook Messenger for enquiries.

For any fans making their own way from Dumbarton tomorrow, please note that urgent replacement works are taking place on the A82 at Milton and West Dunbartonshire Council have noted delays may be likely.

Tomorrow’s referee is Duncan Williams and he will be assisted by John Stewart and Scott Bunting.


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