Friday 10th December 2021

DUMBARTON start an important home double header tomorrow, with a tough test in the form of a visit from second-placed Montrose.

Depending on results, a victory could push Sons back up the cinch League One table to sixth. Regardless of what happens elsewhere, a result is needed to keep them out of harm’s way.

It is known that it will not be an easy assignment, with the Gable Endies currently second in the table having beaten Airdrieonians on Tuesday.

However, Dumbarton’s 2-1 win at Links Park in August gives some hope, although gaffer Stevie Farrell remains cautious about the task ahead.

The manager said: “After back to back wins, we were disappointed to lose last Saturday when our workrate deserved a better result.

“However, that must now be put behind us and our focus must be on facing Montrose tomorrow in what will not be an easy game.

“We are reading nothing into the fact they had a tough midweek game against Airdrie. We know they will be good to go again and will give us a very difficult test.

“They have only lost once in 90 minutes since our victory at Links Park in August, but if we put everything we can into this game, and do what we need to do at each end of the pitch, we will give ourselves an opportunity.”

Ryan McGeever and Kristoffer Syvertsen remain out injured tomorrow, but there is positive news as Ross MacLean returns.

If you’re coming to the game tomorrow, then why not pop into Bar 72 before the game for a refreshment and a catch-up with other fans? Turnstiles and bar are open from noon.

However, don’t forget that the bar is closed after the game to allow for preparation for the ABBA tribute night which is taking place.

The club shop will be open before the game as well, for any pre-Christmas purchases, and can be accessed in the bar.

The club shop, bar and programme sales at the home end can take payments by card, but turnstiles (for those paying on the day) and food kiosks are cash only. Please carry cash if you intend to use these.

If you are unable to make it tomorrow, streaming is available as per our previous story, and we will have live Twitter commentary on our feed @DumbartonFC.

Grant Irvine is the referee for tomorrow’s game, and will have assistance from Graham Chambers and Gordon McCabe.

Andy Galloway

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