Dumbarton manager Jim Duffy says that he won’t make a knee jerk decision on his future at the Sons.

The 60-year-old is contracted until the end of the 2019/20 season, but is set to hold talks with the Dumbarton board in the coming weeks to come to an agreement on the plan for next season.

Duffy guided Sons to a sixth placed finish after relegation looked a real possibility for much of the season, and knows that League One next season is already looking like a tough prospect.

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He said: “I’m an experienced manager so I’m not going to do anything on a whim. I’m not jumping into something and I’m not going to be banging my fist on the table saying this must happen.

“I want to make sure that everyone understands so that if we go for it then we’re all fighting the same battle.

“Falkirk got relegated, but the top three in the league just now are also good sides.

“Peterhead are promoted too. It’s going to be really difficult.

“All you want to do is say to yourself that if we are happy to compete for mid-table, then fine.

“As we stand we can do that - and that’s with a poor two thirds of the season.

“We finished the season strong so we know there’s a level there we can achieve.”

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Duffy was named April Manager of the Month alongside Calum Gallagher who picked up the Player of the Month award for the same period.

Gallagher notched a goal in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Arbroath to take his tally to 13 goals for the season and is one player Sons fans will be hoping stays at the club no matter who may be in the dugout after forming an exciting partnership with Dom Thomas.

Duffy added: “Pretty much since the turn of the year Calum’s been one of our best players.

“Him and Dom created a terrific partnership and if you look at Saturday, Dom set Calum up.

“Nearly 30 goals between them is a terrific return.”

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