Wednesday 29th June 2016
ROBERT THOMSON has 214 reasons to be happy with his move to Dumbarton.
Because that’s how many miles less he will have to travel on matchdays after signing for Sons from Brechin City.
And as well as aiming to be a goalscorer with his new club, Robert, of Houston in Renfrewshire, aims to prove he’s the brains of the dressing room.
The forward, who made his debut in last night’s friendly with Dundee, is combining his football with studying fire risk engineering at university.
He said: “The main factor in my decision was the opportunity to play in the Championship.
“But cutting down on travelling was a factor. Brechin train in Falkirk, so I only had to travel north on matchdays, but living just across the Erskine Bridge, this is handier for me.
“I have studies this year and I will definitely notice the difference in the time I have.”
Despite Sons’ 2-1 reverse to Dundee, Robert was pleased with his first match in a Sons shirt.
He was the first new player to sign in the close season and is enjoying making the step up.
He added: “It was good to get some game time. It was just unfortunate that I never got on the scoresheet, but hopefully that will happen in the weeks to come.
“The move to Dumbarton is a good opportunity for me. I met the manager just after the end of last season and I really couldn’t turn the offer down.
“It’s been thoroughly enjoyable so far. Training has been brilliant so far and hopefully I can continue to progress.
“My first competitive game for Dumbarton will be at Forfar, where I played my last competitive game for Brechin. That will be good, but it’s a few weeks away yet.”