Dundee suffered a sixth straight league defeat at the hands of St Johnstone last night in Perth and despite being rooted at the bottom of the Premiership table, floundering manager Jim McIntyre insists that he can keep this team up.
Goals either side of half time sealed the victory for St Johnstone but Dundee did have their chances to score, with Ethan Robson coming the closes when he fired over from only a few yards out.
There is still six game left to play to save our Premiership status but with each passing week and performance, it’s all starting to look very bleak. McIntyre still believes though that he can lead his team to safety.
“I've still got faith and we've not lost any ground,” McIntyre said.
“I've said all along the five (games) after the split will be huge.
"But we saw this as a real opportunity to come to a difficult place. We picked a team we felt could get a result.
"We created chances but couldn't take them. They showed a ruthlessness to their play and we didn't.
"We wanted to show a reaction and I felt we did that in terms of how we approached the game. Right now, we're not getting both sides right.
"We need to be better in both boxes. When we are on a run like this it can kill the confidence.
"The players kept at it second half and we got a brilliant chance through Robson. He knows he should score - it was one of the better moves.
"I can't fault their effort and endeavour but the quality to put the ball in the net and keep it out of the net is where we've let ourselves down - and it's sore.”