Dundee boss John Brown believes he’s unearthed a gem in goalkeeper Kyle Letheren.
The gaffer handed the former Wales U/21 international his first friendly start since signing for the club on a two-year deal at Clyde on Tuesday night.
Letheren has overcome a slight thigh problem, and having had no adverse reaction to 45 minutes at Forfar Athletic on Saturday, will replace the club’s Polish trialist between the sticks.
Bomber is delighted with what he’s seen so far from the man released by Kilmarnock at the end of last season.
“Our keeper is special,” said the manager. “Since the moment he’s come in he’s really impressed us.
“He’s still a wee bit tight in the thigh but we wanted to stick him in on Saturday he didn’t let us down.
“I expect him to be a massive part of this team moving forward.
“From what I’ve seen of him he’s strong and a good presence. His fitness is a big plus, too.
“Defenders need a keeper they can rely on, in Kyle they have just that.”
Another player who made their first start since signing on the dotted line was former Arbroath frontman Steven Doris.
Bomber admitted he was keen to have a good look at Doris, who is set to replace Peter MacDonald up top.
Of 24-year-old striker Doris, Bomber said: “We need to get his fitness levels up.
“We want that part of his game improved because he has missed much of the pre-season. He’ll start alongside Carlo Monti, who has looked sharp.
“Steven was a big signing for us because a lot of good teams were linked with him he had options.”