DUMBARTON have a quick chance to bounce back, and a quick rematch with Stenhousemuir, at home tomorrow evening in the latest league fixture.
At close of play, Sons will have played two games more than their nearest challengers at the top, and the importance of extending the cushion is not lost on anybody.
However, with the Warriors on a positive run under new manager Gary Naysmith, it will be another tough test under the lights at Dumbarton Football Stadium.
Manager Stevie Farrell is looking for a response from his team after Saturday’s shock first home defeat of the season against Elgin City.
The manager said: “Saturday’s result and performance were very disappointing and we simply have to do better if we are to grasp the opportunity we have.
“We must not lose sight of where we are in the table, but we must get back to winning ways to ensure that we stay there. There is a lot of football to be played yet.
“Stenhousemuir will come here looking to continue their positive run this calendar year and we must be ready. They showed us last time we will have to work until the very last whistle to get the points.
“However, if we play as we know we can, and take chances when they come along, there is no reason not to look for a return to winning form.”
There are question marks over David Wilson, Russell McLean and Ryan Wallace ahead of tomorrow’s game, and John Gemmell remains out. Stuart Carswell also will not feature.
Admission for fans paying on the day costs £15 for adults, £10 for over-65s and students (valid ID required), and £5 for under-16s.
Away supporters will be situated in the west stand, but are welcome to enter through the home turnstiles and make use of Bar 72 before the game.
There is also the chance to win a cash windfall in our half time draw, which you can purchase a ticket for in advance.
Stenny’s 1-0 win away to Bonnyrigg Rose on Saturday was their seventh consecutive league outing undefeated. Livingston, in the Scottish Cup, are the only team to beat the Warriors in 2023 so far.
Stewart Luke will referee tomorrow’s game, and the assistants are Chris Rae and Liam Duncan.