Clean sheet pleases Dundee boss

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Dundee boss John Brown admits he’s been bowled over by the pre-season attitude of his troops.

But the thing that delighted him the most about the Dark Blues 1-0 friendly win over Forfar Athletic was the clean sheet.

Bomber’s side made it three out of three this summer with victory at Station Park.

But having recorded their first shut-out, former defender Bomber was over the moon.

He said: “It was a tough game against a good side. It was a good workout.

“We’re learning a lot about the squad this pre-season these games are invaluable to me.

“I’ve not picked up injuries which is a good thing and most of the squad is being used.

“It was always going to be a tougher game Forfar are well drilled.

“But it’s a clean sheet and that’s good for morale.

“The players kept possession well.

“We made a number of changes so it was good for the young boys to know the levels they have to reach week in week out when it comes to the start of the season.

“Match fitness has been topped up again.

“Come St Johnstone (on Sunday), we expect to be full steam ahead.”

Meanwhile, the gaffer confirmed he has no intention of bringing in cover at the back, despite only having two senior central defenders at the club.

Kyle Benedictus and Declan Gallagher are the club’s only pair of recognised central defenders ahead of the new campaign.

But instead of turning to outside targets, Bomber believes he has the cover within his current ranks.

He said: “If we get an injury at centre-half I want to see Davo fill in there.

“We have cover if Kyle or Declan were to get injured we have Craig Thomson who can do a job as well as Matty Lockwood and Davo.

“It’s not a big concern of mine.”

Elsewhere, former Dundee frontman Carl Finnigan has, in recent days, been looking to earn a contract at League Two side Bury.

The trialist striker scored in last week’s 2-1 away win over Radcliffe Borough.