Cowdenbeath boss Jimmy Nicholl is to strengthen his squad for the second half of the season in the wake of Saturday’s home defeat at the hands of Dumbarton.
The game provided the chance for the Fifers to move into the safety zone of the Championship table, but they blundered their way to a 3-1 reverse after looking capable of getting a result.
The Sons were only five points ahead of Cowden before the game so the opportunity was there for the home side to really set down a marker for the other teams in the danger zone.
Despite a reasonable show in the first period the Blue Brazil trailed at half-time to a well taken strike by former Hibs and Kilmarnock front man Colin Nish after 36 minutes.
But they opened the second half well and levelled in the 66th minute through Craig Sutherland, who converted a well placed Jon Robertson cross from six yards.
But within two minutes the home rearguard failed to pick up veteran Dumbarton defender Lee Mair at a Scott Agnew corner and his flick restored the visitors’ lead, and things got worse five minutes later when centre-back Thomas O’Brien was red carded for a last man offence and Garry Fleming blasted the free-kick high into the net to tie up the points.
Boss Jimmy Nicholl said he has spoken to his board and has been told they will back his bid to bring fresh faces in.
“We have to do better than that if we are to climb the table and the directors have given me their backing to bring in some new faces and I would like to think we will have them available for the Livingston game on January 10 at the latest,” he said.
“We scored a lovely goal to square things but then within 120 seconds gave away a very avoidable second goal.
“A corner kick caused the danger and we simply did not pick Lee Mair up and he scored to put us behind again. It was so needless, and it was a real sore one to take.”