ICTFC Team News

ICTFC travel to Dumbarton trying to turn their fortunes around as they look to end a run of two straight losses. 

Despite a promising first half showing, ICTFC were beaten 3-1 by Livingston last Saturday. Livi took the lead through centre-back Todorov but Connor Bell scored his first goal for the club against Livi as he equalised but second half goals from Robinson and Halkett gave Livi the win. 

Dumbarton Away

Referee : Colin Steven Assistants Stuart Stevenson and Jim Burns

THE MANAGER

John Robertson had the following to say in the build up to the match: It’s another tough fixture, going forward in the last few matches we’ve been as good as anyone in the league. Creating chances, taking a lot of them, but we could be taking more to win matches.”

“Defensively, we know what our Achilles heel is at the moment.  This week in particular we’ve been working, having five or six sessions, on our defensive work as a team; not just our back four but from the front and all the way through.”

“The key for us right now is to start conceding less because I’ve got no doubt the way we are playing and moving forward now, we’ll be able to score goals.”

THE OPPONENT

Dumbarton sit one place above ICTFC in 7th. They grabbed their first league win of the season last weekend against Brechin at home, with them coming from a goal down to win 2-1. 

The Sons are managed by Stevie Aitken, who replaced Ian Murray in 2015 after he had managed Stranraer for three years. 

The Sons also earned a 1-1 draw with Dundee Utd, with United’s leveller coming in the 87th minute. They also earned a 1-1 draw at Falkirk and a 0-0 draw with Morton earlier in the season. 

The sides have only met twice and have never been in the same division before. 

TEAM NEWS

ICTFC : David Raven is out with a virus, Owain Fon Williams played on Tuesday in a closed doors game against Brora and is available for selection.

Dumbarton : Danny Handling, Grant Gallagher and Stuart Carswell are all out for the Sons.

Head to Head :  Dumbarton Wins: 0 - Draws : 0 - ICTFC Wins: 2

Last Meeting : Inverness CT 3-1 Dumbarton (23/08/2006) 

Goals from Dennis Wyness, Graham Bayne and Rory McAllister helped Inverness to a 3-1 win over Dumbarton in the second round of the Scottish League Cup.

FORM GUIDE

ICTFC   Dumbarton  
L Livingston (H) 1-3 W Brechin City (H) 2-1
L St Mirren (A) 4-2 D Dundee Utd (A) 1-1
W Aberdeen U20s (A) 4-2 W Connah's Quay (H) 2-1
W Brechin City (A) 4-0 L Dunfermline (H) 0-4
D Morton (H) 1-1 L Queen of the South (A) 0-1
L Dunfermline (A) 1-5 W Rangers U20 (H) 2-1


LAST LINE-UPS

Dumbarton (v Brechin City) : Gallacher, Wardrop, Barr, Hill, McLaughlin, Smith (Stewart 46), Carswell (Hutton 68), Wilson, Walsh, Morrison (Nade 60), Froxylias. 

ICTFC (v Livingston) : Ridgers, Raven, Warren, Mckay, Chalmers (Tremarco 77), Trafford, Vigurs, Polworth, Cooper (Oakley 64), Bell, Baird (Mulraney 71).