Dumbarton defender Ryan McGeever joked that he’s got his eyes on the Sons golden boot after scoring for the fourth time in seven games.
The former Queen’s Park captain nodded in the crucial second against Forfar Athletic on Saturday to set up a glamour fourth-round tie with Aberdeen at Pittodrie.
He then revealed he’s been ribbing Sons’ top scorer Isaac Layne for his form in front of goal. He told the Lennox Herald: “I had a laugh with Isaac about it a few weeks ago where I pointed out that I was really close to him and he’s a striker so he needs to get his finger out.
“But that’s him got two in two now so I’m delighted for him and obviously for the team.
“I’ve been pretty fortunate, with Joe McKee in the team I always feel like I’ve got a chance from set pieces but as soon as I saw the one coming in from Stef I knew I was getting on the end of it.
“I had one in the first-half from Adam Frizzell’s corner where I maybe could have scored too, so I’ve been a nuisance for the opposition recently.”
McGeever’s manager, Jim Duffy, is delighted to see the threat he’s posing from dead balls.
He added: “If you’ve got other players who can step up then that’s always good and he’s got excellent movement in the box.
“Hopefully, there are a few more to come too.”
Meanwhile, two fringe members of the Dumbarton squad have joined Junior side Rossvale on loan until January.
Local lad Lewis Crawford joined the club from Petershill in the summer and made nine appearances before losing his place to Reghan Tumilty.
Mati Zata joined from Dundee United but failed to force his way into Duffy’s plans and saw just 10 minutes of league action all season.
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