Tuesday 3rd November 2020
ADAM FRIZZELL obviously reckons that first impressions count.
Two goals in his first ever game in a Dumbarton jersey, against Forfar Athletic last year.
And one fantastic one on his first game since returning to the club, the only one in victory over Clyde.
The forward rounded off an excellent attacking manoeuvre for the only goal of the game after 13 minutes.
It was his first competitive football since last December in Dumbarton’s 4-3 win away to Forfar, having been an unused substitute in Sons’ win at Airdrie on Saturday.
Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, Adam said: “I’m delighted. I’ve been out for a while and I couldn’t wait to get back to playing a game of football again.
“The most important thing was that the team got another three points. It was fantastic for me to be out playing again and to get the goal was a nice bonus.
“It’s the same back four as when I was last here, with the exception of Sam Wardrop. It just shows that when you keep a sturdy back four together, what can happen.
“We didn’t really look like conceding tonight – there was a snap shot from David Goodwillie which rolled just wide, but we were comfortable.
“If we’d kept the ball a bit more it could have been even more comfortable but that’s probably down to me giving the ball away!”
Adam’s return to the C&G Systems Stadium was a boost to DFC in the current tough times without supporter income.
As it stands, he is only here until just into the New Year. But it’s an opportunity he intends to make the most of before the next stage becomes clear.
And having been released by Kilmarnock during the extended close season, there’s one particular Betfred Cup tie in 11 days’ time that he’s looking forward to.
He added: “I had a chat with the manager. It’s scary times at the moment, with everything up in the air.
“We agreed that I would come in until January and I would hopefully get playing again and we could help each other.
“I’ve not really given it any thought beyond January. Right now it’s all about showing that I’m over my injury.
“The gaffer has put his trust in me to do a job and I’m confident I will do that. I’ve got 75 minutes in the bag tonight and I’ll get more games.
“I’m looking forward to going back to play at Kilmarnock. You want to go and play on the greatest stage you can and we are in great form at the moment.
“If we can keep the clean sheets coming we will go into the games full of confidence.
“But we know East Fife will be another tough game on Saturday. It is a difficult place to go and they are a similar side to Airdrieonians, quite a stuffy team to play against.
“We will just go through there and if we can do what we do well, we’ll give ourselves every chance.”