After nine defeats from their opening ten league matches, Dundee find themselves bottom of the Premiership table with a measly three-points but luckily for the club, they have not yet been cut adrift because Motherwell, Hamilton and St Mirren have also suffered a bad start to their seasons.
Our season has a distinct lack of positives around it so far and sadly the fact that we are still in touching distance of ninth place is the only plus sign that seems to be going for us right now.
Despite this, Darren O’Dea can’t take any comfort when looking at the league table and seeing there are other teams in our position and struggling because unless this squad start picking up points, they could very well disconnected from the rest of the teams very quickly.
“I am not interested in looking at the league and thinking we’re OK” said O’Dea.
“We can’t look at the table and take consolation from the fact we are not detached. We are miles away from the amount of points we wanted at this stage, 10 games in. If you keep looking at the table, losing games but thinking you are OK it only takes a week or two and then you’re not OK any more.
“You can be detached very quickly in this league so nobody here is looking at the table thinking we are all right. You can’t be sitting here thinking that we will click one day and suddenly blow a team away.
“That’s not going to happen. We are going to have to scrap and fight for every single point we can get our hands on.
“Once we do that then slowly and surely we can start looking at playing our way out.”