Dumbarton defender joins Annan on loan

Published: 25 Jan 2013 11:20

Former Sons boss Jim Chapman has returned to Dumbarton to sign defender Martin McNiff on loan until the end of the season.

Share this image

McNiff came through the youth set-up at the Rock and starred for the first-team last season in the heart of the Sons defence.

The 21-year-old was rewarded with a two year contract in June however since the arrival of new manager, Ian Murray, McNiff has yet to feature for the team.

Chapman explained: "Hopefully this wee loan spell can get him back on track and I will do everything I can to help Martin and hopefully next season he will be back in the first team at Dumbarton.

"Martin is a great guy, he is full of energy and can cover a few areas which is what we need at Annan."

Weather permitting McNiff could make his Annan debut tomorrow against Peterhead.

Jump to first paragraph.

Get more stories from our Football section

24 Apr 2014 08:30

Captain’s rallying cry to fight on

DUMBARTON captain Andy Graham has cited the unpredictability of the SPFL Championship as reason for Sons to believe they can still reach the play-offs.

Social:

23 Apr 2014 19:15

McGinn named in SPFL Championship team of the year

Dumbarton boasted one player in the Championship team of the year after the division’s best 11 was named last week.

Social:

23 Apr 2014 18:45

Royal Albert 3-0 Vale of Leven

Vale of Leven brought the curtain down on a disappointing league campaign with a 3-0 loss against Royal Albert.

Social:

23 Apr 2014 18:15

Sonstrust AGM

Dumbarton fans will have the chance to find out more about the off-field business at the club this Saturday with the Sons Supporters’ Society Limited AGM set to take place before the Hamilton match.

Social:

22 Apr 2014 18:00

Murray disappointed with 'harsh' result

Dumbarton went down 3-0 to Queen of the South on Saturday but, speaking after the match, Sons boss Ian Murray said he felt the scoreline was a harsh reflection on a close 90 minutes.

Social:

19 Apr 2014 19:30

Dumbarton 0-3 Queen of the South

Dumbarton’s play-off hopes suffered a huge blow this afternoon as they went down 3-0 at home to top four rivals Queen of the South.

Social:

19 Apr 2014 09:30

Dumbarton betting tips from Bet Victor

DUMBARTON produced one of their finest displays of the season to beat Raith 3-1 and move level on points with Queen of the South in that coveted fourth place spot.

Social:

18 Apr 2014 08:15

Dumbarton v Queen of the South preview

This Saturday Dumbarton host Queen of the South in the club’s biggest league game of the season.

Social:

17 Apr 2014 08:15

Nish praise for SPFL play-off system

WHILE Colin Nish has spent the majority of his football career playing in the top flight of Scottish football, he insists reaching the play-offs with Dumbarton would be just as special as his decade in the SPL.

Social:

15 Apr 2014 19:30

Captain's column with Dumbarton's Andy Graham

Dumbarton captain Andy Graham writes for the Sons support.

Social:

15 Apr 2014 08:15

Murray relishing play-off crunch match

DUMBARTON boss Ian Murray is delighted that his Sons have proved the doubters wrong and maintained their play-off challenge.

Social:

14 Apr 2014 19:00

Megginson set for biggest game of his career

Sons winger Mitch Megginson scored his 11th goal of the season on Saturday as Dumbarton beat Raith Rovers to set up a mouth watering clash with Queen of the South this weekend.

Social:

14 Apr 2014 18:45

Vale of Clyde 3-2 Vale of Leven

VALE of Leven headed into Saturday’s tie with Vale of Clyde looking to end a run of three consecutive defeats that has brought an end to their promotion hopes.

Social:

14 Apr 2014 18:00

Home draw for Vale in Central League Cup

Vale of Leven have the chance to get their season back on track in the Central League Cup, following last week’s draw for the third round of the competition.

Social:

12 Apr 2014 22:17

Raith Rovers 1-3 Dumbarton

Dumbarton’s chase for a play-off place continued this afternoon with a 3-1 win in Kirkcaldy against Raith Rovers.

Social:

12 Apr 2014 09:30

Dumbarton betting tips from Bet Victor

Our friends at Bet Victor take a look at this afternoon's Raith Rovers v Dumbarton game.

Social:

11 Apr 2014 08:15

Raith Rovers v Dumbarton preview

DUMBARTON’S play-off push continues this weekend in Kirkcaldy where they take on Challenge Cup winners Raith Rovers at Starks Park.

Social:

10 Apr 2014 08:15

Fleming: Boss deserves top award

While Dumbarton are aiming for the end of season prize of a play-off place, Sons attacker Garry Fleming believes his manager must be in the running for an individual award.

Social:

9 Apr 2014 08:15

Sons still in the play-off hunt

DUMBARTON manager Ian Murray admits his side are still underdogs to reach the promotion play-offs but was delighted with Saturday’s 4-1 win which keeps his team in contention.

Social:

7 Apr 2014 13:45

Dumbarton 4-1 Alloa

Dumbarton maintained their impressive record against Alloa on Saturday with an emphatic 4-1 victory at the Bet Butler Stadium.

Social: