Dundee go into tonight’s match with Kilmarnock at Rugby Park hoping to banish the past two defeats and getting their season back on track.
After seeing bottom of the table Ross County dismantle Dundee at Dens then gift wrapping the Scottish Cup tie to Motherwell last Saturday, the Dens men are looking to bounce back with a victory against in-form Kilmarnock to not only give themselves a major boost, but also the fans.
Tonight’s opposition are going to prove a tough obstacle though. Since we last met Killie in the league nine games ago, they have won an impressive five, drawn two and only lost two. Something that Neil McCann is fulyl aware of.
“They look as if they have a real understanding in how they play and a belief in what they are doing is right. The results certainly reflect that.
“Steve has a way of playing and a structure and it has been really effective for them. Kilmarnock are a counter-attacking side who get really compact and then try to hit on the break.
“So we have shaped up in a way that will allow us to play our own game but respect the opposition as we always do.”
The Dark Blue fans could very well see the inclusion of surprise signing Steven Caulker in the defence for tonight.
“Steven has a chance of playing but to what degree I’ll decide on that later,” said McCann
“Josh Meekings is right on the edge as well. He was close on Saturday and he is even closer now.
“However, Marcus Haber is out as he has hurt his back again.
“Julen Etxabeguren and Matty Henvey are still out but the latter is making good progress and should return to training next Monday.”