Dumbarton Manager Jim Duffy insists his side won’t get carried away despite extending their unbeaten run to seven games after victory over Montrose on Saturday.

The win lifted Sons to sixth in the league as they optimistically remain in the hunt for a promotion play-off spot with eight games of the season to go.

Duffy, who was named League One Manager of the Month for February after picking up eight points from twelve, says that his Sons’ belief continues to grow.

He said: “If you win games then you get confidence. That’s football and it’s the same at every level.

“If you win a few games then players start to believe in themselves a little bit. In football you can only accumulate as many points as you can and see where it takes you and at the moment we’re doing pretty well.

“If you get too carried away then that’s when you get punished. We’ll try and keep it going as long as we can and we’ve got another difficult match this week against Airdrie.”

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The game at Links Park on Saturday was played in windy conditions which lended a hand to Sons third goal. Goalkeeper Allan Fleming saw his kick caught up in the air and Dom Thomas then fired into the net.

Dumbarton also had to battle the conditions last weekend when they beat league leaders Arbroath 2-0 at The Rock.

And Duffy praised his side for keeping to the basics and getting through the challenging weather once more. He said: “It was a good win and a very tough game.

“The conditions were very difficult for both sides again. I thought we handled it pretty well and we just had to do the simple things effectively.

“We had to make sure when we cleared it that we concentrated and the ball wasn’t spinning up in the air, as happened with our third goal.

“Simple things like that were important and I think that was part of the reason why we won the game. It was a very competitive game. We took our chances. That was the difference.”