Andy warms to new boss Ian as cold snap bites

ANDY GRAHAM hopes Dumbarton can make the most of their William Hill Scottish Cup nightmare.

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Despite being named as Alan Adamson's successor at the Bet Butler Stadium more than three weeks ago, new Sons boss Ian Murray has yet to take charge of his first match after seeing their Scottish Cup clash at home to Hamilton, and an Irn-Bru First Division match at New Douglas Park fall foul of the elements.

The fourth round tie has been rescheduled for tomorrow night but could once again be called off if conditions don't improve.

It has been a frustrating start to life in the dugout for Murray but defender Graham insists they can take positives from the call-offs.

He said: "It must be disappointing for the manager because he will want to take charge of his first game, I am sure he is really looking forward to it.

"At the same time, and if I take my player's hat off for a second, it probably has been a good thing because it has given him time to get to know the boys and the coaching staff.

"It has given us all an opportunity to get used to his methods and the way he wants to work before playing a game.

"I hate not playing and it is frustrating when games are called off but it could turn out to be a good thing for us.

"You have got to take the positives from it, there is no point looking at it any other way.

"The games are off and there is nothing you can do about it.

"We have managed to get training facilities so we are still able to get things done, which is so important when you are part-time and we only have a couple of sessions every week.

"It is really important that as many sessions as possible are on and the club have been great in getting us facilities when we have needed them.

"We are delighted that Jack Ross has stayed on with the gaffer, especially with him looking to play as well.

"The ideas are good and the boys are certainly enjoying training, so we just want to get out there now and play."


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