Jim McIntyre may not have had witnessed that 'new manager bounce' that most teams do since he took over but he has seen an improvement in the players in the past few games which is encouraging.
Dundee’s draw against St Mirren ended a run of five defeats in a row and also seen McIntyre eventually getting off the mark with his first point and also goal as Dundee manager.
After having time to regroup over the international break, he will take his side to the capital to take on off-form Hibernian who are currently on a four-game losing streak.
Despite the Edinburgh teams recent run, McIntyre knows that he will be up against a side that are much better than their league position tells us.
“Without a shadow of a doubt,” answered McIntyre when questioned if he had seen an improvement from the team since coming in.
“It has been taken on a wee bit from the Motherwell game and then even more positive in terms of the St Mirren performance. It is just about trying to turn that and the small margins into points.
“But we know we are facing a top side in Hibs. They are an exciting team to watch and have a lot of attacking threat. We have to go there and make sure we are putting them under pressure.
“You are going to have peaks and troughs throughout any season but with them being at home Lenny will have them fired up.
“We know they have good players and they will be looking to take maximum points. But for us, the encouraging signs have been there and we want try and build on the St Mirren result.”