Friday 26th February 2016

SONS’ hectic period continues this weekend with the visit of promotion-chasing Hibernian to the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium.

Midweek matches for both teams resulted in defeats, with Hibs losing to Morton and Dumbarton crashing out of the Scottish Cup at Dens Park.

Sons boss Stevie Aitken, however, is welcoming the challenge. He said : “It’s another hard game to look forward to. We’ve put the disappointment of Tuesday behind us.

“Make no mistake it was disappointing, but looking forward is the key. It’s big week ahead, starting with Hibs this weekend.”

In their last six matches in the SPFL, Hibs are unbeaten in five, having won four, drawn one and losing against Morton last midweek.

Sons’ last victory was against Livingston in January, and in the same six game sequence have lost four of those matches.

In 11 games at the CID Stadium, Sons have won 13 points. Hibernian, while ‘on the road’ have gathered 23 points in 12 matches.

Jon Routledge misses this game, having gone over the yellow card threshold, but he will be available for Tuesday night’s crucial match against Alloa Athletic.

Jamie Lindsay (pictured) is available to play, having recovered fully from his foot injury. Both Christian Nade and Garry Fleming trained on Thursday night and will be in the gaffer’s thoughts for team selection.

Out, though, is Grant Gallagher. He’s been nursing a leg injury for a number of weeks and could miss the next two to three weeks.

We are pleased that Vance Precision Engineering are our match sponsor, led by Managing Director, Colin Vance. They will be joined in the boardroom by our sponsors from Cheaper Insurance Direct, Baxter Ramsay and Chivas Brothers.

Sons legends Kenny Wilson and Johnny Graham are guests of the guys at Cheaper Insurance Direct, and both will be enjoying lunch before taking in the game.

Match ball sponsor John Dobbin Kitchens and Bathrooms and our other hospitality guests will enjoy lunch from 1pm, provided by Watsons Hospitality.

Alan Findlay & Simon Barrow

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