Adil Nabi says Dundee’s players are “devastated” after their pointless start to the season but he has vowed they’ll “come good, for sure”.
The Dark Blues currently prop up the Premiership table as the only side yet to pick up a point from their opening three games.
Nabi, however, says there is plenty of ability in the squad to get themselves out of that position and there will be no letting the heads drop at Dens Park.
He said: “One thing that won’t happen is to let our confidence drop.
“We have a good group, we’re all confident and know how good we are.
“It hurts us because we’re devastated with how we’ve started the three games.
“We are a good side and we’re as hurt as everybody else – the fans are obviously not best pleased, which is understandable, but we want everybody to stay behind the team and stay behind us.
“We’ll come good for sure.
“The coaching staff and the players, we all know we are a good team and we know it is going to come right.
“It’s just a matter of time. Obviously we’re not having the best of times in terms of results but every team has these blips and it’s how you come out of it.
“We know what we have to do to come out of it.”
What they have to do is fairly obvious to most onlookers – find the net.
And that’s what frustrates Dundee’s players most, the fact they are creating chances but are unable to put them away.
Nabi added: “We were all frustrated, devastated we lost on Saturday to St Johnstone, for all the good play we had.
“You’d like to think the goals will come – I think there will be one game where they all come at once.
“We’ve had a couple of games where we could’ve scored but we haven’t.
“Hopefully, as I said they all come at once and then we’re flying.
“We’re a team here and we have good camaraderie in the dressing-room.
“We know what we have to do but it’s upsetting we are playing very well, playing really good stuff but to not get rewarded is quite hard to take.
“The way we played in the first half at St Johnstone on Saturday, we could have at least had a few goals – it was completely different to the Ayr game the week before and that’s what we can do to teams.
“However, if you miss chances it gives the other team a lift and a chance to get back into the game.
“We are getting into the positions and, if we weren’t, that would be worrying.
“We are actually getting into good positions and, hopefully, it just all comes at once and we can kick on.
“We’re just waiting for that to happen.”
The former West Brom kid says this current run is a real test of character for what is a fairly new squad as they languish at the wrong end of the table – and he expects them to come out the other end stronger for it.
“It’s how we come out of this – that’ll be the biggest test for us.
“We have enough in the dressing-room, we can play against any team in this league.
“It doesn’t look so good now but it will come good, I have no doubt.
“No one likes to lose, we don’t like to lose – we just need a win to get us going.
“With any team it’s a snowball effect once you get going but we’re just waiting on the first one.
“I can feel us scoring three or four in game where everything just clicks.
“At the moment, we’re not doing that but we have more than enough to turn it around.”