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SUPERSUB Danny Stoney will be hoping Stevie Farrell places his trust in him on Friday night.

The striker stepped off the bench at Forfar last weekend to clinch a vital point, and could be in contention for his first start of the season at Dumbarton.

Stoney's goal came in the second minute of stoppage time, with the hosts having led since the fourth minute.

He praised the spirit of his team-mates and said: "Credit to the boys.

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"Obviously, we were on the back foot for the whole game and we never gave up until we got that last chance at the end.

"I'm grateful it came to me and I have put it in the net.

"It was a good point, especially away from home - it is a hard place to go.

"Forfar played well and they deserved to get a lot more out of the game than they got.

"All credit to the boys to keep digging in."

Saturday's match saw him on the pitch for 48 minutes - the first time he has played more than a half this season.

And, despite any suggestions of rustiness, he never had any doubts he would smash the ball beyond Marc McCallum in the home goal to rescue the point.

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Stoney said: "When the ball came to me, I knew it was going in.

"I wasn't going to miss that!"

The 21 year old has had a well documented bad time with injuries over the last couple of years.

He tore his lateral meniscus in his left knee in a friendly while training with Kilmarnock.

Since then, it has been a long road back, which included a spell as a trialist with the Blues two years ago and a period at Neilston in the Junior ranks.

Now, he is edging ever closer to full fitness and attempting to regain the form which saw him highly rated with Rangers as a teenager.

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"The season is just going as I expected it would.

"The team was playing well so I had no complaints about not being in the team.

"I'm just working hard in training, trying to get in the team and put in a performance when the gaffer gives me a chance on the park.

"That is what I have been doing, working harder and harder in training and trying to get myself in the team."

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1 Arbroath 6 14
2 Raith Rovers 6 12
3 Airdrieonians 6 9
4 Brechin City 6 8
5 Stranraer 6 8
6 Dumbarton 6 7
7 East Fife 6 7
8 Forfar Athletic 6
9 Stenhousemuir 6 6
10 Montrose 6 6


2018/19 Squad

1 - Max Currie (GK)
2 - Daniel Higgins (DEF)

3 - Chris McGowan (DEF)
4 - Andrew McDonald (DEF)
5 - David Brownlie (DEF)
6 - Connor McManus (MID)
7 - Mark Lamont (MID)
8 - Kyle Turner (MID)
9 - Isaac Layne (STR)

10 - Luke Donnelly (STR)
11 - Grant Anderson (M/S)
12 - Ian Smith (MID)

13 - Lyle Avci (GK)
14 - Cameron Elliott (MID)
16 - Max Ashmore (MID)
17 - David Smith (D/M)
18 - Innes Cameron (STR)
19 - Ciaran Diver (STR)

22 - Jamie Hamill (DEF)
23 - Adam Cummins (DEF)