Club News

The View from the Other Side - Jim Duffy

Sat 25 Jan 2020

Dumbarton head to Balmoor on the back of a well-organised perfromance against Aberdeen at Pittodrie in the Scottish Cup that unluckily ended in a 1-0 defeat.

The Sons looked to have kept the Dons at bay however in the closing stages Sam Cosgrove won, and then scored, a penalty to send the visitors home proud of their perfromance but out of the competition.

Returning north holds no fears as manager Jim Duffy explained: "I was pleased with how the players went about things at Aberdeen. They kept their shape well and put in a really well-organised display and I thought with 15 minutes to go that we would not concede. I felt that we had held off what Aberdeen could throw at us however one long high ball just before the end changed that. It is always disappointing to lose but we can take a lot from the game."

"I am looking forward to returning to Balmoor as our season changed on our last visit there. We had taken a couple of heavy defeats early on to Morton and Falkirk and when we went two behind early on I was concerned at what might happen. However we got a goal back before the break and then scored two in the second half to win. That comeback gave the players belief that we can do well in this league and that belief has turned things around for us."

"Peterhead will miss Rory McAllister but their manager Jim McInally has made three good signings. They will be a different side now but if we can win again I will be delighted."

Dumbarton miss top-goalkeeper Isaac Layne due to a broken bone in a foot and Kyle Hutton is a doubt with a rib problem. Stuart Carswell is available after illness with Sam Wardrop added on loan from Dundee United