Dumbarton keeper Conor Brennnan believes he has learned a lot about himself as he approaches one year as a Sons player.

The 25-year-old shot stopper signed for the club at the end of January 2019 and has managed to claim the number one jersey as his own, playing every league game this season.

Playing week in week out is something that the Northern Irishman has never managed to maintain in his career but doesn’t feel any signs of slowing down as he looks to retain the gloves for the remainder of the campaign. 

He said: “When I signed I didn’t play many games towards the tail end of last season, but I’m one of the only players who has played every minute this season and I want that to continue.

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“It’s been a year where I’ve learned a lot about myself and I think I’ve improved so now it’s just about maintaining that.

“Playing every week is something I haven’t really had in my career - I’ve dipped in and out of teams for different reasons whether its injury or lack of form or managers.

“This is the first time I’ve played 20 or 25 times in a row and I’ve really enjoyed it.

“I’ve managed to look after myself well enough that I feel as if I’ve got another 20 games in me if I manage to stay in the team.”

The former Kilmarnock stopper will be looking to be handed the gloves for this weekend's trip to Pittodrie where Jim Duffy's side face Aberdeen in the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

Brennan made seven appearances in the top flight while playing for Killie and hopes to use that experience to his advantage as he hopes to lead from the back and spring off a cup upset. He said: “We’ll go up there and we need to enjoy it.

“I’ve played in the top league before so I sort of know the standard and what it's like.

“You do want to enjoy the game so we’re not going to go up and want the 90 minutes to be over.

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“You want to go and compete. We know the odds will be against us but they haven’t played a league game in more than two weeks so if there’s going to be a time to play Aberdeen you want it to be this weekend.

“A lot can happen in cup games and the cup does spring surprises.

“We’re going to go there and compete and do our best and see where it takes us.

“If we have the right mentality and start the game well then you never know what can happen. Whether it’s through a bit of luck or whatever, we're going to go and try and win the game like anyone else would.”

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