Dumbarton manager Jim Duffy says that Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Airdrieonians at the Penny Cars Stadium just about summed up his side’s inconsistent season so far.

Sons had to come from behind twice with goals from Bobby Barr and Dom Thomas securing a third draw with Airdrieonians in the league this season.

Despite a below par opening period, Duffy was pleased with his side’s response in the second-half.

He said: “We didn’t start the game well and lost a very early goal.

“I thought that set us back and we looked a bit edgy and I thought that Airdrie pretty much controlled the first-half - Grant Adam had two or three very good saves.

“To be honest, we were quite pleased to go in 1-0 down at half-time because the game could have been beyond us.

“After their second goal went in I thought it was a terrific response from us.

“We could have felt sorry for ourselves but we didn’t and really took the game to Airdrie after that.

“The game today typified our season so far where we’ve had patches of good play and patches of poor play.

“I think that’s something that has been there all season.

“We need to be more consistent not just during games, but game-to-game.”

Thursday night saw the transfer window close with Duffy working hard right up until the final few hours to add to his squad.

Boris Melingui, who scored as a trialist last week, signed a deal until the end of the season alongside goalkeeper Connor Brennan.

Duffy also secured the services of Thomas until the end of the season after the Killie playmaker’s previous loan deal expired at the beginning of the month.

And whilst he was pleased to get the deals over the line, the Sons boss knows it may take time for his new signings to gel.

He added: “It takes a bit of time to get to know everybody. Partnerships take time whether it’s up front, or at the back.”