DUMBARTON visit East Fife tomorrow as the chase for automatic promotion from cinch League Two intensifies further.
Their cushion at the top of the division was restored to four points in midweek after Stirling Albion’s late victory away to Bonnyrigg Rose.
But manager Stevie Farrell is only focusing on what his own team can do, and tomorrow it is another tough task against the Fifers.
Dumbarton are only too aware of the challenge ahead against the New Bayview side, who go into the game in form themselves.
Stevie said: “We are only concentrating on what we do. Other games are outwith our control and the more we do our own bit, the less it matters what goes on elsewhere.
“East Fife will be tough opponents tomorrow and as always, we will need to be on our game if we are to put another good result on the board.
“However, we rose to what we knew would be a tough challenge at home to Annan last week and it is something we must look to continue.
“As hard as we know the game will be, we know it is one where we are capable of getting a result.”
David Wilson has not recovered from the knock which forced him off injured last week, and will join John Gemmell on the sidelines tomorrow.
Joe McKee had recovered from his previous injury last week, but was a late call-off with illness. He has now recovered from this too and could feature.
Dumbarton are aiming for a third win over East Fife this season, having won 1-0 on their previous visit to New Bayview in September, and 2-0 when the sides met at Dumbarton three months later.
The Fifers are currently sixth in the cinch League Two table, and have recorded positive results in their last two games, drawing 1-1 with Stirling Albion and then winning 1-0 at Albion Rovers.
Allan Trouten is their top goalscorer this season with eight goals in all competitions, but ex-Sons striker Ryan Schiavone got his sixth goal of the season at Cliftonhill last week.
As per our previous story, it is highly recommended by East Fife that tickets are bought in advance of your visit to New Bayview tomorrow, as there are no cash turnstiles at the stadium.
If you can’t get to the game, in-play commentary will be available through our Twitter feed @DumbartonFC.
Peter Stuart will referee tomorrow’s game, with assistance from Michael Banks and Barry Reid.