New Dundee signing Andrew Davies is “adamant” there will be no repeat of Ross County’s relegation at Dens Park.
The 34-year-old centre-back returned to Scotland this week with the Dark Blues, signing an 18-month deal.
That’s just six months after departing the Staggies following their drop to the Championship last season, which brought a disappointing end to what was a successful time in Dingwall after leading the side to the 2016 League Cup.
With Dundee bottom of the Premiership pile, Davies is well aware of the difficult place he’s come into at Dens.
He said: “It’s not a nice situation to come into and I’m realistic to know things aren’t going to change quickly but we know what we need to do.
“The only time I’ve been in that situation was with Ross County and I didn’t like it, it’s not a nice situation but I learned a lot from going down last year.
“It’s not going to happen again, I’m adamant of that – I’m not just coming here for five months, I’m here for the 18 months I’ve signed.”
Davies trained with the club for the first time yesterday with his start made easy by some familiar faces.
“The manager was a massive factor in me joining. I signed for County four years ago and it was just a fantastic time.
“When I heard there was interest again I thought I’d love to do that, I really enjoyed working under Jim.
“It always helps when you go to a club and you know players. I know Martin Woods and Craig Curran from my time at Ross County and they are great boys and great additions to this squad.
“Having met the lads they seem a great bunch and now it’s about galvanising everyone, we know what we need to do and let’s crack on.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Scotland at Ross County, my family did, my little boy was born up there and I’ve missed Scotland to be fair.
Meanwhile, Davies was joined by another new face as QPR goalkeeper Seny Dieng signed on loan till the end of the season.