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  1. Has anyone watched the highlights yet on DeeTV? Kinda looks like the Alloa defender gets the ball cleanly from Kerr. At the time in the Coxy, it looked like a stone waller but not so sure now.
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    McPake Confirms Interest In Dorrans

    The Dundee manager was full of praise for the free-agent but did mention that any potential deal would have to be within budget. Dundee’s owner Tim Keyes today did however say in an interview with The Courier today that they “increased the budget a little” to bring in Kane Hemmings and that “the budget is always fixed but flexible,” so It may give McPake some hope that a deal can be struck to add Dorrans into his squad. “When a player like that pops up you'd be mad not to try and have a look at it," McPake said. "Would I like him? Absolutely, but I'm also very aware of the budget the board have already given me. "Graham will have a lot of options. I like him as a person, as a footballer. We've spoken about a lot of stuff but not money. If I had a chance to bring him here within budget and make it work then I would. "When I got the job, I jokingly said to him over a beer and a bite to eat 'I'm going to get you to Dundee' - I don't know if it's an option now or not.” "There's a hunger there, and a frustration from the last two years that his boyhood club hasn't worked out for him, but that's completely down to injury. "I know he's desperate to play football. He feels he's in good condition. He's had a real bad time of it with his knee. "He is looking to play football at a place he can reignite his career - he is far from finished and will be a good addition for someone."
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    Dorrans a Target for Dundee?

    Dorrans left Rangers at the start of September despite having a year left on his contract following his move to the Glasgow club from Norwich for £750,000 in 2017. His time at Ibrox has been ravaged by injury with the midfielder only making three-appearances all of last season and a total of 19 over the whole course of his career. Despite this, Dorrans is looking to get his career back on track and isn’t short of admirers. Kilmarnock remain keen on him as do English side Bolton along with some foreign options. If Dundee do have solid interest in the midfielder, the ex-Scottish international won’t come cheap or at least, he will have to take a considerable drop in wages to drop down a division. In Dundee’s favour is his friendship with manager James McPake who he was a teammate with during their Livingston days. While there will remain question marks over his fitness, there is no denying that Dundee are in dire need of someone of his quality in our team right now. For the player himself, this could be a smart move. A drop down into a division in which he would be one of the best players if he stayed clear of injuries could potentially see him kick-start his career and either help the club to a quick return to the Premiership or at least, put himself back into the shop window.
  5. Despite sending out a strong team against the part-time League Two club, the players failed to reward the fans with a moral boosting victory after last weeks Derby defeat, much to the annoyance of manager James McPake. “It doesn’t matter who you are playing against because that second-half performance is nowhere near acceptable for a club of this size,” said McPake. “It was another level of performance that was really poor, to be honest. “You ask for a reaction and you’re looking for one, but we didn’t get it. “There was no complacency as you saw by our team selection. We went very strong and it just was not good enough. “So no, there wasn’t complacency – we just weren’t good enough. “It was a very strong team and it was a team that if they were right and they did things properly then they should have won the game of football.”
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    Betfred League Cup Preview: Ayr United

    Our last tie against the Honest men in this competition happened all the way back in 1991 and it was the Ayrshire team who proceeded into the next round with a 4-2 victory. DUNDEE qualified for the last 16 by finishing up as the second-best runner up along with Queen of the South, St Mirren and Partick Thistle while Ayr won their group just like Ross County, St Johnstone, Dunfermline, Livingston, Motherwell and Kilmarnock. All these teams were joined by Celtic, Hibs, Aberdeen and The Rangers who all received a bye due to partaking in European action. Our season hasn’t gotten off to the start that we would have hoped it had but the signs are there that if a striker (one or two, I’m not fussy) and a new left back can be brought in, we will be looking quite decent this season. Defeats to St Mirren and Aberdeen has left us will nil points when it could have easily have been, at a minimum, four points. Other fans may say otherwise but that’s what I’ve seen through my dark blue tinted glassed. The Dee need the win after the last two weeks and with players such as Karl Madianga, Elton N’Gwatala and Jesse Curran finding their feet In the first team and exciting the fans, there is an expectation within some of us that we can go out there, put on a good display and find that killer touch in front of goal that has eluded us. Midfielder Lewis Spence is fit after being taken off at half time against Aberdeen while Glen Kamara is back in training and may make an appearance. AYR UNITED got their league cup campaign off to flyer with four wins out of four, scoring twelve and only conceding one. Lawrence Shankland showed the type of form that helped Ayr to the League One title last term that also attracted the interest from Dundee by netting seven of them including two hat-tricks. The Ayrshire team have also started off their Championship campaign brightly. They defeated recently relegated Partick Thistle on the opening day by two goals to nil and followed that up with a goalless draw up in Inverness against Caley Thistle. There are worse ways to start the season and Ayr have certainly hit the ground running. Lawrence Shankland is the obviously the main man to watch out for with nine goals to his name already this term but Dundee should be wary of his striking partner Michael Moffatt who scored thirteen goals in the previous season, contributing also with seventeen assists. Head To Head P110 W59 D24 L27 F234 A147 Home P57 W38 D11 L8 F146 A64 Away P52 W20 D13 L19 F85 A80 League Cup Head To Head P11 W7 D2 L2 F23 A16 Home P6 W4 D0 L2 F16 A12 Away P5 W3 D2 L0 F7 A4 Records vs Ayr United Most Goals Scored In One Match Davie Balfour: 4 goals, 5-2, Dens Park, March 18th 1931 Most Goals Scored In The League Cup Eric Sinclair: 3 Most Goals Scored In All Competitions Alan Cousin: 8 goals (7 League, 1 League Cup) Record Attendance at Dens Park 20,000, 1-0, September 17th 1921 and January 26th 1952, Scottish Cup Round 1 Biggest Win 7-1, Dens Park, November 29th 1919 Ticket Information - From The Official Dundee Website Tickets for the match against Ayr United at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park are now available and the prices are follows: Adults: £18 Over 65s and Full Time Students: £12 Under 18s: £6 Tickets are available from the ticket office, in person or by phone on 01382 889966 (Option 1) or online at www.dundeefc.co.uk
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