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Monday, 10 December, 2018

Don't write off Dumbarton's chances of lifting the Scottish Challenge Cup

Whole town is up for clash with Inverness

The experienced Christian Nade is a goal threat up front of Dumbarton
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Dumbarton v Inverness
BBC Alba, 4.15pm Saturday

Dumbarton have been written off by bookmakers for the Scottish Challenge Cup final in Perth, but it’s hard to see why.

The Sons are competing in their first cup final for 121 years and the whole town is up for it, in contrast to Inverness, who have endured a dramatic fall from grace since they won the Scottish Cup three years ago.

Stevie Aitken is one of the most underrated managers in Scotland and it has been a great feat for him to keep a team with the meagre resources of Dumbarton in Scotland’s second tier for so long.

There are only four points between the teams in the Ladbrokes Championship and Dumbarton have some battle-hardened campaigners who will fancy this clash.

Dumbarton or draw double chance
1pt 10-11 bet365

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Ladbrokes Championship standings

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Inverness are the only side Dumbarton have beaten in the league this season apart from Brechin City and a shock win at St Mirren.

Team news
The Sons are without injured Celtic on-loan defender Sam Wardrop.

Coll Donaldson is an injury doubt.

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