Friday 1st October 2021

AFTER winning their last two away matches, Dumbarton face their longest journey in League One this season, travelling to face Peterhead tomorrow.

The trip will bring the first quarter of the league campaign to a close – and victory could see Sons top the division, for 24 hours at least.

However, all that is on manager Stevie Farrell’s mind is picking up three points, which will be a demanding task.

With the Blue Toon having run leaders Queen’s Park very close at Firhill last week, the gaffer knows what a tough game Dumbarton are in for.

Stevie said: “We are already seeing how demanding League One will be this season. So much of it has been unpredictable and we know tomorrow at Peterhead will be similar.

“Nobody will be making the journey on the assumption that we will bring back three points. We must work hard to deliver another result.

“The recent good run of results has meant a good spirit among the squad and it’s been good to be around the players in training; you can see how much they’re enjoying it.

“We must keep working hard, though, and I’ll be looking for another display of hard work and determination to make it an enjoyable journey home.”

The news on player availability continues to be mixed. Paul Paton, Eoghan Stokes, Calum Erskine, Kristoffer Syvertsen and Evan Maley all remain injured and won’t feature tomorrow. Joe McKee is unwell and won’t make the trip to Balmoor either.

If you are travelling to the game tomorrow on the first Sonstrust supporters bus since March 2020, it will leave Church Street in Dumbarton at 9am.

Fans are asked to note that Peterhead do not operate cash turnstiles and tickets must be purchased from the ticket office before entering the ground. The office is located in the car park, adjacent to the main entrance, and will be open from 1pm.

Admission to the ground costs £14 for adults, £7 for concessions and under-13s accompanied by an adult go free. If you wish to use either of the seated areas, the cost is an extra £2 for all three categories.

A matchday programme is usually published online by Peterhead before each home game. Keep an eye on here for tomorrow’s edition – the programme is free to read.

If you can’t make the journey, then live streaming will be available to purchase.

We’ll have in-play commentary on our Twitter feed @dumbartonfc, and a report and reaction will be here on the club website as soon as possible after the final whistle.

Steven Kirkland is the referee tomorrow, and will have assistance from Gordon Crawford and Ian Hart.

Andy Galloway

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