Jim McIntyre laid into his Dundee team after they were soundly beaten by St johnstone at dens park in the last game of 2018.
The Dark Blues served up a lacklustre performance which ensured the St Johnstone headed back to Perth with possibly their easiest three-points of the season.
With the Dee at the bottom of the table and fighting for survival, the way the home team rolled over and gave into a Saints side right before the opening of the January transfer window has possible added a few more names to the exit list that Jim McIntyre has drawn up.
“We had four players who made contact with the St Johnstone boys, which is not enough,” said McIntyre.
“If you are seeing players not committed, not seeing that fighting spirit, and seeing people disappear – because clearly that is what happened – then it’s very frustrating.
“Everyone knows we have to get players in and this underlines that fact again.
“The team clearly needs strengthened in January. It’s as clear as day that’s what has to happen.
“We need to bring a freshness to things and the board know that. They’re not daft.
“We need to get the right types now and I’m very confident I’ll get the backing we need.”