Friday 30th April 2021
AFTER so many games in so little time, it all boils down to this.
Win against Clyde at Broadwood tomorrow, and Dumbarton will be in League One next season. It’s easy if you say it fast enough.
That certainly is the ambition on the second trip to Cumbernauld in 16 days, but we are only too aware that the Bully Wee will have exactly the same ambition.
While three points would mean so much to Sons, they are also vital to Clyde’s chances of being in the division next season themselves.
Having beaten Clyde twice already this season, Dumbarton will be confident ahead of tomorrow, but manager Jim Duffy is looking for it to be justified.
He said: “We are in a decent position ahead of tomorrow, but we have a job to do and we want it done well.
“While we can only take care of what we do tomorrow, we know Clyde will be motivated by what is at stake for them and we must ensure we match them in every respect.
“We had to work hard to beat Forfar on Tuesday and as much as getting that victory was a huge boost, we expect to have to work hard again.
“I have every confidence that our players will do that, as they have done from the start, and will embrace what could be the most rewarding challenge of the season. They were in good spirits at training last night and they’re ready.”
Nick McAllister is a doubt for tomorrow, having gone off at half time on Tuesday. His parent club St Mirren are assessing his condition and will advise us of his availability.
Sam Wardrop, Nat Wedderburn, Daniel Church and Joshua Bradley-Hurst all remain sidelined by injury.
Tomorrow’s game remains behind closed doors and details of how to stream the game live are as per our previous story.
Due to the social media boycott by clubs across Scotland this weekend, our live match updates will not be hosted on Twitter tomorrow.
Instead, our matchday Tweeter Jack Crawford will publish his updates here on the club website in a constantly-updated news story.
We’ll also have the report here on the website as soon as possible after the final whistle, and Andy Scott’s pictures will be uploaded here at first as well.
David Lowe is tomorrow’s referee, and will be assisted by Graham McNeillie and Kevin McElhinney.
It’s a big day tomorrow. We’ll see you all online.