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2018/2019

Dumbarton

In


Grant Adam, goalkeeper (Forfar Athletic); Jamie McGowan, goalkeeper (Greenock Morton); Cammy Ballantyne, defender (Dundee United); Ross Perry, defender (Albion Rovers); Willie Dyer, defender (Brechin City); Bobby Barr, midfielder (Raith Rovers); Michael Paton, midfielder (Dunfermline Athletic); Ross Forbes, midfielder (Greenock Morton); Andy Little, attacker (Stirling Albion) ;Rory Loy, attacker (Falkirk)

Out


Jamie Ewings, goalkeeper (retired); Scott Gallacher, goalkeeper (Airdrieonians); Aidan Wilson, defender (Rangers, Loan ended); Chris McLaughlin, defender (released); David Smith, defender (Stranraer); Dougie Hill, defender (Brechin City); Liam Dick, defender (Alloa Athletic); Sam Wardrop, defender (Celtic, Loan ended); Andy Stirling, midfielder (Queen of the South, Loan ended); Chris Johnston, midfielder (Annan Athletic); Danny Handling, midfielder (Edinburgh City); David Wilson, midfielder (Annan Athletic); Dimitrios Froxylias, midfielder (Falkirk); Grant Gallagher, midfielder (Airdrieonians); Kyle Prior, midfielder (released); Liam Burt, midfielder (Rangers, Loan ended); Tom Walsh, midfielder (Inverness Caledonian Thistle); Christian Nade, attacker (released); Kevin Nisbet, atttacker (Partick Thistle, Loan ended); Mark Stewart, attacker (Stirling Albion)

Dumbarton were relegated from the Championship last year after losing in the playoffs, and they return to League One with the intention of bouncing swiftly back. Over the course of the summer, there has been a huge turnover in players at the club. The majority of the first team squad has been allowed to depart, with an almost entirely new team in its place. There are, however, some areas of consistency, most notably down the spine of the team, where Craig Barr and Andy Dowie should team up in the heart of the defence, and in midfield, where Stuart Carswell and Kyle Hutton will play. Otherwise, the changes have been dramatic and their success will depend on how their players bed in. Grant Adam had a season on the bench with Forfar last term yet may start as No.1 this time around, but in the full-back areas there could be a weakness. Willie Dyer is highly experienced by Cammy Ballatyne is not. Barr is injury prone in the rearguard, and Ross Perry is not striking as a particularly good back-up option for a title-chasing side. The additions made in midfield, where Ross Forbes, Ryan Thomson, Bobby Barr and Michael Paton all look strong signings, suggest that Dumbarton will have a strong core, although they are a little short in attack. Iain Russell is now 35 and to expect him to be potent is too much, although Rory Loy should be capable of having a big impact at this standard. A lack of depth to the squad is perhaps the only major concern that Dumbarton have, although if they use the loan market effectively or avoid injury problems or serious fixture congestion, it should not be too great a problem. This is a squad well capable of challenging for the title if things fall into place for them.

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The Sons will be hoping to bounce straight back at the first attempt and should go close.

Season Review
2018/2019

№6: Dumbarton

Dumbarton endured the most disappointing season of any club in League One. At the start of the campaign they were tipped as potential title winners, having added some exciting names to their squad, yet by the beginning of May they were breathing a sigh of relief that they were not going into the final day of the season under threat of relegation. In truth, it was a season in which everything that could go wrong did for long periods. They elected not to have much depth to their squad, and an early-season injury crisis absolutely crippled them in many areas of the team. It was a risk they knew they were always going to be flirting with, yet they did not cope with the situation well, and plummeted towards the foot of the standings, with Stevie Aitken jettisoned in October to be replaced by Jim Duffy. The hangover of the injury situation continued to cripple Dumbarton deep into 2019 but once they got things together, they showed themselves to be more of a playoff-standard team. Dom Thomas’ arrival at the club on loan for a second time during the season was the catalyst for their improvement, with the Kilmarnock man absolutely outstanding for them. Indeed, it was just he was nominated as one of the league’s Players of the Season. Had it not been for his goals, Dumbarton might well have sunk. Callum Gallagher ultimately came onto a game, too. The midfield was constructed around Stuart Carswell, who was excellent, though when he was missing too often Ross Forbes had to play centrally, where he was less effective. Michael Paton was a big disappointment out wide, meanwhile. Dumbarton had major defensive headaches all season, which were caused in part by injury problems and in part by players not good enough. It was January and the transfer window before they started to turn things around, David Ferguson an important addition. In goal, they struggled throughout the season, with Grant Adam unconvincing. There is the scope to build a good deal for next year, but there is a sense they are on a knife edge. With Duffy in charge, they should be in safe hands, though.


Player of the Season: Dominic Thomas

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