Sunday 10th June 2012

TALKS between out of contract players and management continue but gaffer Adamson is not letting the grass grow under his feet as he prepares for life in division one.

He said : “I’m disappointed that we haven’t signed up everyone that we made offers to. That’s only natural but we have got to get on with things and continue planning.

“The first division will present new challenges and it’s a new level of football for us all and we will be an attractive place for players to showcase their talents.”

Of the squad that won promotion, nine have agreed terms alongside new boys Jim Lister, Andy Graham, Ross Forsyth  & Phil Johnston and the manager is pleased with how things are progressing.

“It is early days yet and we have got be pleased that we retained the lads who were important to the promotion campaign.

“Playing in the new SFL reserve league means that we can promote some of the lads from the 19s to our playing pool and that will only be good for them in the long run, and the club too of course.”

Youth is the key to the club’s future and the manager is keen to promote as many players as he can from the set up at DFC but advises that patience is the key.

“Dumbarton have actually been a trend setter in this respect”, said Alan.

“We have been breeding our own for a number of seasons now and there has been huge investment in this respect and it is bearing fruit.

“It is much better to have an established academy and we are in the vanguard in this area.”

The SFL fixture lists are just a week away from being published and the boss is keen to find out how the season will shape up.

“It would be good to get a home game first but that’s something we can’t control.

“We just need to take things as they come.”

Alan Findlay

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