Ex-Dumbarton striker Robert Thomson is excited about returning to his former club on Saturday but expects the Sons to provide Morton with a stern test in their Championship curtainraiser at the Your Radio 103FM Stadium.
When asked about returning to his erstwhile employers for the first league fixture, Robert said:
“I’m still pally with a lot of the boys there and a few who have moved on and thoroughly enjoyed my time there.
“It’s one of these things, going back to an old club. I’ve done it before and it’s part and parcel of football. I’m looking forward to getting the league campaign kicked off.
“I think a lot of people underestimated us last year and maybe people will think twice about it this year. They also produce a strong side and it’s never an easy game.”
Thomson netted a double in the Ton’s 5-0 victory over Edinburgh City in the Betfred Cup, and he was chuffed to get off the mark at Cappielow, particularly after passing up a few opportunities against Queen’s Park.
“It’s always pleasing to get your first goals at a new club, especially after the way the Queen’s Park game went with having a couple of chances and not being able to capitalise on them.
“I was definitely disappointed with that. I had numerous chances in the game. The keeper has made a few good saves but maybe I should gave done better with a couple.
“So it was a wee bit of a relief for myself to get my first goal and then obviously the second goal as well.”
Although the 24-year-old was frustrated to ultimately exit the Betfred Cup, he feels that the performance in the final fixture was a positive note to end on ahead of the league beginning:
“It was disappointing not to make it out of the group, but it was high point to end it on with a good performance and some goals. Hopefully we can carry that into the league.”
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