SONS 24: EIGHTEEN OPENING DAYS AND COUNTING!

Friday 5th August 2016

FRAZER WRIGHT has known the current feeling for the last 17 years.

He’s experienced it at all levels of Scottish senior football. All four divisions, from starting the old Third Division with an away day at Albion Rovers, to visiting Parkhead on flag day.

But it still never gets old.

The anticipation of league football kicking off for another season. Even allowing for the early cup ties, this is what some people view as the real stuff.

And for the 18th time, he can’t wait for it to come around when Dumbarton visit Dunfermline on Saturday.

It will be his first game at East End Park since February 2007, when his Kilmarnock team drew 1-1 with Dunfermline.

While seasons have started off with various goals over the years, Frazer is in no doubt as to what he wants this time around.

He said: “I’m looking forward to it.

“It’s always good to start the league programme – and we’re doing it at Dunfermline, where I haven’t played for a while.

“First and foremost, survival is our main objective in the league this season.

“If we can do that, then we can look at where we are in the league and aim to push on.

“But our first goal is to ensure a sixth season in the Championship.

“That would be a massive achievement for a part-time team, especially with the level of teams we are playing against every week.”

Join the debate @dumbartonfc and #sons24

Andy Galloway

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