Dundee kid Craig Wighton’s confidence won’t be hit by being substituted early at the weekend.
That’s the opinion of Dens assistant boss Ray Farningham.
The 16-year-old was hooked at half-time in the Scottish Cup defeat against Raith Rovers in what manager John Brown confirmed afterwards was a tactical switch.
Both Bomber and his No 2, however, know Wighton remains one of the top young prospects in the Scottish game.
“I’m sure Craig won’t have a problem with it and it’s up to us as coaches to make sure we don’t let it knock his confidence,” said “Jinky”.
“I don’t think he was having a bad game but we weren’t playing well as a team and we needed to change things, so we put Martin Boyle on for him.
“No one likes getting subbed, but it will be part of his learning process and looking at him in training so far this week he’s as lively and confident as ever.”
Now the focus at Dens is very much on Saturday’s trip to Morton and the chance to repair some of the damage caused by the Scottish Cup exit.
“I’m not going to pretend we’re not disappointed about being out the cup because we are.
“I was gutted on Saturday, but it’s gone now and we’ve moved on to preparing for the next game.
“People shouldn’t forget we’ve been on a very good run in the league and we want to keep that going down at Cappielow.
“It’s a tough place to go but the boys will be working hard to make sure we go there and do well.”
Dundee have no injury worries right now.