Stirling Observer

Thommo puts his old Warriors to the sword

But striker Robert warns Binos will have to raise game


Robert Thomson put in a top display to put one of his former clubs to the sword – but is warning his side will need to be at the top of their game to repeat the trick this weekend.

The 29-year-old capped off a fine performanc­e with the Binos’ second goal in their 3-1 win against Stenhousem­uir in the Hogmanay fixture, having joined the Forthbank side from the Warriors in the summer.

Thomson also spent time against Albion’s next opponents – table-toppers Dumbarton – back in the 2016/17 – turning out 36 times and scoring 11 times for the Sons.

The Binos produced arguably their best display of the season the last time the two sides met as they romped to a 6-0 win, but Thomson was quick to dismiss the relevance of that game for the return fixture in West Dunbartons­hire on Saturday.

He said: “It’s always nice to get a goal and on to the scoresheet but the most important thing is getting the three points, it was a good all-round performanc­e from us.

“I think from start to finish, barring a wee 10 minute spell, we were the better team and it was just a good team performanc­e against a good side. Dumbarton are top of the league and have been the most consistent side in the division so it will be a tough game, so it’s about staying on their coat tails this season.

“I think the 6-0 game earlier in the season feels like one of those freak results, to be honest. They are a very good side, so we won’t be reading too much into that for the forthcomin­g game and need to play our best.”

The Sons have remained unbeaten after the bruising defeat at Forthbank back in October and boast a stingy defence, with goalkeeper Brett Long already having racked up ten clean sheets for this campaign – double his nearest rival.

But the Binos boast a dynamic forward line, with Thomson joined by Dale Carrick – who has notched 17 times so far in all competitio­ns – and Dundee United youngster Kai Fotheringh­am in a dynamic trio, with Albion still hopeful of retaining the teenage winger after his initial loan deal expired this week. And Thomson added: “They are both a pleasure to play with.

“And we know that if one of us maybe has a quiet one, we’ve always got two more quality players there who can step up to the plate and hopefully pull you along – it’s great to play alongside them.”

 ?? ?? On target Robert Thomson nets against Stenhousem­uir
On target Robert Thomson nets against Stenhousem­uir

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