Dundee have been dealt a big blow with the news that first-choice centre-half James McPake will miss the next two weeks through injury.
Source: The Courier
The former Hibs defender picked up a rib problem during Sundayâ€™s draw at Dens with Ross County.
Dark Blues boss Paul Hartley has now confirmed that 30-year-old McPake will sit out Saturdayâ€™s clash at home to Motherwell along with the game against current Premiership table-toppers Aberdeen on January 17.
The manager said: â€œJames will be out for the next two weeks.
â€œItâ€™s a blow because heâ€™s been solid for us this season.
â€œBut it just seems to be the story of our season with so many injuries.
â€œItâ€™s nothing new so weâ€™ll just roll our sleeves up and get on with it.â€
Meanwhile, keeper Kyle Letheren could be back fit again within the next fortnight.
The Welshman injured his thigh in the warm-up before the New Yearâ€™s Day derby at Tannadice.
Hartley added: â€œKyle will be out for another two weeks.
â€œItâ€™s his thigh so we just have to make sure heâ€™s right when he gets back.â€