Dumbarton boss Jim Duffy has bemoaned the fact that his team’s current injury crisis means that he has to play players out of position.

The Sons’ most recent game saw them lose 3-0 to Falkirk on Tuesday night, and Duffy admitted that after the game that the injury problems were never-ending at the moment.

“Keep having to shift”

“We just keep getting battered with injuries, it’s just constant, we keep having to shift players around” Duffy said.

Kilmarnock v Dumbarton - Betfred Cup

Dumbarton manager Jim Duffy is dealing with an injury crisis (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We’re having to keep asking players to move into different positions, and put in a shift for the team, to the detriment of their selves really, because they are not playing in their natural positions” he continued.

“All I can do is praise the players, they are willing to put themselves into difficult to positions to play for the team, all credit to them” Duffy concluded.

The League One side are currently sixth in the table, which is not too bad when you consider the injury problems that Duffy talks about.

Break could help team

It can’t be easy for a team, especially one in the lower leagues, to deal with problems that would be bad news to a team in the Premiership or Championship.

Jim Duffy's Dumbarton side aren't in action this weekend

Jim Duffy’s Dumbarton side aren’t in action this weekend (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Still, the good news for Duffy’s side is that they get a break this weekend, as they are not in action due to Betfred Cup ties.

The Dumbarton boss will be hoping that by the time the team returns to action against Partick Thistle next Saturday that some injured players will have made their return to the first-team.

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