Sunday 25th August 2013
SONS first Championship win against Morton yesterday ended a week that started off in the depths of despair for manager Ian Murray.
The 4-1 loss at New Douglas Park came as a blow to everyone and the boss knew it was important to get a positive reaction against Morton.
He said: “We didn’t play at all at Hamilton and changes had to be made.
“Yesterday though I thought we played very well and Colin Nish was excellent for us.
“We changed the shape of the team from last week and bringing in Shuggie (Murray) gave me an option that we used well.
“Both he and Nishy will give us experience in key areas which will be vital. Nishy’s goal was down to determination and given that he’s not played competitive football since March, his performance against Morton was just what we needed.
“I know how good he can be and I’ve played beside him since we were lads.
“We did well defensively and created a number of chances, especially in the first half although in the second period we were limited in that respect.”
Looking forward to Wednesday’s league cup tie with Dundee United, the Sons boss thinks his team can give the Tayside club a decent game.
He continued: “Obviously we’ll be underdogs, but the game will be played at our place so that should give us a wee edge. However United are a quality team and their 4-0 win yesterday against St Johnstone shows just exactly what we will be facing.”
Tickets for the Utd game – kick-off 7.45pm on the 28th – are still on sale from the Bet Butler Stadium – £18 for adults, £10 for concessions (OAPS and Under-16s)