The Sons Supporters Trust has expressed their confidence in the club’s chances on Saturday, as the organisation hailed the reaction to the team reaching the final.

The Sonstrust, as it is also known, was inaugurated in 2003 and owns shares in Dumbarton FC.

Simon Barrow, spokesman for the trust, said: “This is certainly the biggest single game in the club’s modern history.

“Let’s not forget that Dumbarton were Scotland’s original champions in 1891/92, won the Scottish Cup in 1883 and appeared in five finals. We were once the powers of Scottish football. But that was in the 19th century.

“This is a chance for the Sons to write themselves into 21st century history and to give a massive boost to the town.

“With 1,500 tickets snapped up as soon as they went on sale, we’re expecting more than 2,000 to make the trek to the final. The last time Dumbarton took that number was for a Scottish Cup tie at Celtic Park in 2006. “The buzz in the town has been amazing. But there are also Sons fans in continental Europe, the US, Africa, Asia and Australia. The reaction to the team reaching their first major national final in 121 years has been incredible.

“Are we confident? You bet! There’s no doubt that Dumbarton can win the Challenge Cup. It’s obviously going to be a tough game.

“Inverness were in the Premiership last season and will be looking for silverware to make a tough season one to remember.

“But there’s no doubt that this is hugely bigger for a small team like Dumbarton.

“Every limb on the pitch and every vocal chord in the stands will be stretched to bring the trophy home on Saturday.”