Tuesday 20th February 2018

SONS entertain Greenock Morton at the YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium tonight as catch up in the Ladbrokes Championship begins in earnest.

Tonight’s game is a rearranged fixture and follows hard on the heels of Sons epic Irn Bru Cup semi-final weekend, and Stevie Aitken has a different kind of motivation to apply for the match.

He said :”Tonight it’s back to the importance of the league campaign. We have a little catching up to do in terms of games and we enter a tough period for us.

“Morton played well against us in the Scottish Cup and we were not at our best at Cappielow I think it’s fair to say.

“For tonight I can freshen up the squad given that we have a number of players available that we couldn’t play at the weekend.”

Match Details: Ladbrokes Championship – Dumbarton v Greenock Morton, YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium, Tuesday 20th February 2018 – kick-off 7.45pm. DFC season tickets valid. Entry price information can be found here.

Match Officials: The referee tonight will be Don Robertson and his assistants will be Willie Conquer and George King.

Setting The Scene: Tonight’s match will be Sons 23rd league match of the season and we sit in 9th position, 9 points behind Falkirk but with 3 games in hand (this evening’s game included) and on Saturday we head to the Falkirk Stadium, so a crucial period now in place. For Morton, they sit in the promotion play-off zone with a 1 point advantage over Dunfermline Ath and with a game in hand.

Team News: Manager Stevie Aitken will be without full-back Chris McLaughlin and the long-term injured Grant Gallagher. Liam Dick and Andy Stirling are added to the squad as is Kevin Nisbet. Aidan Wilson is available too. Sam Wardrop and Tom Walsh are in the doubtful category and Dougie Hill is nursing a few knocks too.

Sons View: Copies of our matchday magazine the ‘Sons View’ (produced by the Sons Supporters Trust) will be on sale tonight. Please note that only the programme produced for the game’s original date of December 30 will be on sale.

It will be available at the reduced price of £1.

Half-Time Draw: 50/50 half-time draw tickets are available from sellers throughout the stadium, priced £1 each.

Keep YOUR Stadium Tidy: Please use waste bins to deposit ALL rubbish.

Alan Findlay

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