Sunday 24th April 2016

IT’S mission accomplished.

There will be many at Dumbarton who feel that way after sealing a place in next season’s Championship. Stevie Aitken is certainly one of them.

When the Sons gaffer emerged after yesterday’s 2-1 win over St Mirren, he could reflect on finishing the job that he was brought in to do.

And he was full of praise for the squad which has ensured a fifth consecutive season for the club in Scotland’s second tier.

He said: “When I took the job last summer one thing I was tasked with doing was keeping the club in the division and we’ve done it with a couple of games to spare.

“We’ve got more points than last season and I think we’ve scored more goals and conceded less.

“It’s a fantastic achievement and if there are any awards being given out then my players certainly deserve them.

“The first half wasn’t great from us and we were lucky to go in at half time level. But we really stuck together and were delighted to get the job finished in front of the home fans.

“League tables don’t lie and this group of players don’t deserve to be in the bottom two.”

Sons now switch their attention to the two remaining games of the season, away to Hibs on Tuesday and Alloa on Sunday.

There is still the possibility  that they could finish seventh, if they win both and St Mirren lose to Rangers.

Andy Galloway

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