Dumbarton players stump up travel costs for fans following annihilation at Queen of the South

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Dumbarton players have dug deep to compensate fans who made the journey to see the Sons’ 6-0 annihilation at Queen of the South last month.

The squad have made an undiscolsed financial contribution to the club’s Supporters Trust travel scheme after turning in a woeful performance at Palmerston on March 19.

Stevie Aitken’s side remain in danger of being dragged into the Championship relegation play-off place with Livingston only five points adrift but captain Darren Barr hopes the gesture will strengthen their bond with the fans ahead of the remaining three games.

Dumbarton FCBarr, who handed over the money to Trust members Tommy Hughes and Denise Currie, said: “What happened at Palmerston was extremely disappointing and the players felt it was only right that the fans should receive some sort of compensation.

“They have been great all season and hopefully our donation can help them to keep coming to away games for the foreseeable future.

“We’re all in this together as we bid to stay in the Championship.”

Trust travel convenor Hughes said: “This gesture by the players is very much appreciated.

“While we were all disappointed by events in Dumfries, we will keep backing the players at home and away, especially during this vital stage of the season.

“The money donated will be used to help fund our bus to Alloa on May 1.

“Hopefully this will get the fans behind the players that bit more. It certainly shows the players care what goes on at Dumbarton.”

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