Dumbarton FC: Aitken Planning January Changes

Dumbarton manager Stevie Aitken is planning changes to his squad in the January transfer window.

The Sons manager has been pleased with recent form, but sees room for improvement.

Aitken said “(There will be) a wee bit of movement about. We want to try and strengthen the squad as much as we can.

“We know there’s other clubs around us that will do the same. We’ve looked at a lot of players and we’re putting things in place”.

Aitken confirmed there has been interest from other clubs in signing young midfielder Joe Thomson, currently on loan from Celtic.

He said: “Clubs that are interested have been on to Celtic and Celtic will look at the whole situation and Joe will look at it as well.

“The decision will be taken out of our hands and (if he goes) we’ll just have to thank him and move on”.

The Sons have won two of their last three league games, including an impressive 2-1 victory over third placed Falkirk last weekend.

That win helped to keep them clear of an improving St Mirren side but Aitken is looking up the table.

“Our concentration is trying to catch teams above us. I think we’re in there amongst big clubs, clubs with huge budgets.

“The fact we’re in there looking up the way rather than looking behind us is very positive”.

Dumbarton will make the trip to Somerset Park on Saturday, where they will face the league’s other part timers Ayr United.

The Honest Men are currently ninth in the table, one place behind The Sons on goal difference.

“We’re in a good place at the moment. We’ll keep working hard and if we go down to Somerset and pick something up it will be a great Christmas start for us”.

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