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Rory Loy Holds The Key For Paul Hartley’S Dundee


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Forward Rory Loy is key to the way Dundee want to play, according to manager Paul Hartley.

The Dark Blues boss was able to call a fully-fit Loy into the side for the first time this season on Saturday against Ross County.

And he says it should come as no surprise that the goals flowed at Dens Park again, with summer signing Loy netting twice to take his Dundee tally to four goals in just three starts.

Despite playing a major part in pre-season, it’s believed Loy has not been 100% since arriving from Falkirk. The hangover from an ankle injury sustained on April 6 last
season was not totally shaken off when he came through the Dens doors.

And, as a result, that has seen him miss much of the campaign this time out.

But, having put his injury problems to bed, Paul reckons frontman Loy can be the catalyst for his Dark Blues to keep the goals flowing.

Paul believes his frontline is a lot more potent with Loy in it.

However, he says the addition of Aston Villa loanee Riccardo Calder, who was also impressive in Saturday’s 3-3 draw, can make a difference, too.

On 27-year-old ex-Rangers and Carlisle striker Loy, the gaffer said: “That’s the first home game he’s played in — it’s all been away fixtures.

“Saturday was the first time I’ve been able to call on Loy, (Kane) Hemmings and (Greg) Stewart since the Dundee United game, because of fitness.

“We want to play this way with all three of them in the team.

“The key for me is making sure we can keep them fit, though.

“Add Riccardo to that attacking line-up then we can carry a real threat up front. We are pleased with the options we have.

“We went as positive as we could, we changed the system.

“That’s something which we’re going to stick by.â€

During the game there was a brief altercation with skipper Kevin Thomson after the midfielder was taken off when running the risk of another booking.

Paul defended his decision to substitute the former Scotland international.

“He’d had a couple of tackles and we didn’t want to be 10 v 10,†said Paul.

“We were really strong at 11 v 10 so that’s the reason we took him off, just to protect him.â€



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