DUMBARTON boss Stevie Aitken says he’s pleased with a point against Morton after his side put in a solid defensive shift at the Rock on Saturday.

The Sons and Ton drew 0-0 in Dumbarton and Aitken admits his boys had to defend well to make sure they got anything from the game.

He said: “It was a very dogged performance, we had to defend against a very good side. 

“If you look at the firepower Morton have got in Quitongo, McHugh and Robert Thomson who we know from last year, they’re a threat going forward so we knew we’d have to defend really well.

“Sometimes you need to do that and Saturday was about getting off to a good start. So I’m happy with the point that we took. There was a strong wind out there, especially in the first half, it was swirling about and that made it difficult. But it’s a brand new squad of players we have.

“We started getting tired, there were two or three chances conceded, but you get that when you work so hard. I thought the boys were great, the effort from everyone was good and we’re pleased with the point.”