Christian Nadé Loving Life at The Rock

Christian Nadé is delighted to be back at The Rock, following his frustrating start to the season with Stranraer.

The 32-year-old striker said he “couldn’t be happier” at the club, after his return at the end of December.

Since his return, he has scored three goals for the Sons, including one in a crucial 3-1 victory over Raith Rovers.

The player also scored seven goals in twelve games in his last spell with the club, and he puts his goal scoring success with the club down to feeling appreciated.

He said: “It’s weird to say but I’m playing without pressure when I play for Dumbarton and that’s why I probably enjoy it a lot.

“It’s good to feel wanted because when I feel wanted I feel like they need me and I think that’s key.”

The player also feels his relationship with manager Stevie Aitken has had a big impact.

He said: “I really like him as a coach but also as a person. I like playing for him and I’m glad he’s asked me to come back.”

This is in contrast to his difficult relationship with his manager at Stranraer, Brian Reid, who has now also left the club.

“I didn’t want to play for him and he didn’t want me to play for him. That’s the reason why I needed to leave.”

Last weekend The Sons drew 2-2 with Ayr United, conceding two goals in injury time. Nadé found this frustrating, but he feels they can bounce back against Falkirk.

He said: “We obviously were disappointed with the result of last weekend because in the late stages this game was a real let down for us, drawing at the last minute when you’re leading 2-0 against ten players.

“It’s difficult to swallow but I think we will try to keep our heads up and take the game against Falkirk very seriously, try to get points from there and see.”

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