DUMBARTON and Stranraer were both rank outsiders in the betting for their respective divisions, so it comes as a surprise that their boards have decided to sack their respective managers. That said, both are sitting at the bottom of the table and it seems the powers that be want to give a new gaffer the best chance possible of turning things around. McBookie is betting on the next Dumbarton manager if you fancy a punt – caretaker boss Jack Ross is the favourite at 2/1.
I actually fancy Dumbarton to pick up three points on Saturday against Airdrie United and they are the first of my selections at 6/4. Jack Ross has already said he wants the job, and what better way to impress than by winning his first game in charge. Airdrie are fellow relegation candidates and the Sons don’t have anything to fear.
In the Second Division, I fancy Brechin to make it two wins out of two for new boss Ray McKinnon at odds of 6/4. They might have struggled away from home so far this season, but they’ve looked solid at Glebe Park and I think the bookies are underestimating them against Stenhousemuir.
Finally in the Third Division, I am on Peterhead to beat Stirling at 4/9. Peterhead had a terrible result last time out against East Stirlingshire and will be looking to get back to winning ways. Stirling proved their win against Rangers was a one-off after losing tamely to Montrose, and I can’t see them doing anything in this game.
This week’s McBookie treble: Dumbarton, Brechin and Peterhead on a £10 stake will return a profit of £80.28.
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