Sofien Moussa scored two minutes from the end to cancel out Steven MacLean’s equaliser and give Neil McCann’s men 3 vital points in a 2-1 win against St Johnstone at Dens Park in the SPFL Ladbrokes Premiership.
Dens Park or its name new name due to a sponsorship deal, The Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park has been the home to Dundee since 1899 following the clubs move from Carolina Port.
The record attendance at Dens Park occurred in 1953 against Rangers when a massive 43,024 supporters fill the stadium.
Th main stand was designed by Archibald Leitch and was opened in 1921. Apart from the South Enclosure and the Provost Road end having a roof put over it’s head, the ground had not seen much of an overhaul to it until 1999 when both stands behind the goal were demolished and new modern stands were built.
The ‘Provie’ Road end was then renamed The Bobby Cox Stand and the TC Keay End, The Bob Shankly Stand. These stands were erected in just 82 days as the club battled to meet the Scottish Premier League’s new seat-capacity guidelines. The club were under pressure to meet the demands of the Premier League or face expulsion from the top-flight but in November 1998, the club were given the green light to procced with the construction early in the new year with the Scottish Sports Council Lottery Sports Fund and the Football Trust fronting half of the £2.6 million needed for the project.
It had been announced in 2016 that our American owners had purchased land at Camperdown with intent to build a new stadium for the club. This was confirmed by them in early 2017 with the plans for the new layout being released to the public in September later that year.
The club will spend seven days at the Algarve which the official Dundee website described will be an ‘intensive week of pre-season training.’
While across in Portugal, Dundee will take on S.C. Farense on the 10th July.
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29th of June – Brechin City, Glebe Park, kick off 7.45pm
2nd of July – Cowdenbeath, Central Park, kick off 7.45pm
10th of July – SC Farense, Estádio Municipal de Albufeira, kick off 7.30pm
O’Hara went in for a challenge with Danny Redmon and despite winning the ball, the Dundee player came off worse and minus some teeth. He continued to play on and seemed to have shaken off the effects of the accidental collision but by half-time, he was replaced by Lewis Spence.
“Mark has not been great since the weekend and I am just away to phone him to see how he is doing.
“He was due to visit the dentist today just to try to get some work done. It is a horrible injury and there are a lot of guys who would have come off with that.
“The only reason we took him off was because he was feeling a bit light headed. But what a performance to get to half-time.
“It was quite brutal inside his mouth as his teeth had been ripped out. They found them thankfully and managed to get both of them back in.
“I am not sure what work he needs done but he is not going to involved in the next two games.”
This gives McCann an even more bigger selection headache for tonight’s match up in Dingwall against Ross County.
Genseric Kusunga, Sofien Moussa, Steven Caulker are all doubts for tonight with the latter playing through the pain barrier on Saturday. Craig Wighton came off near the end of the match but thankfully that was just cramp and nothing serious.