Patience is wearing thin with the Dundee hierarchy and manager Neil McCann has just three matches to save his job.
The Tele understands the Dark Blues boss has until the next international break to turn his side’s fortunes around.
However, a heavy loss to Hibs today followed by defeat to Hamilton next week could accelerate that process.
The Tele also believes there is appetite for change at Dens and owner Tim Keyes and managing director John Nelms have been urged to sound out potential successors to McCann.
However, the key decision-makers at the club are prepared to give the current gaffer more time to get the results that could kickstart the Dark Blues’ season.
That patience will only last so long, though.
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Next week’s trip to Hamilton is followed by a home game against Steve Clarke’s Kilmarnock before the Premiership takes another break with international football taking over.
By then, results are a must if Neil is continue in his role as manager.
Meanwhile, the Dens gaffer will be hoping for a midfield boost today against Hibs.
Glen Kamara has missed almost the entire season, starting just the opening Betfred Cup group stage win over Stirling Albion and the 1-0 defeat at St Johnstone three weeks ago.
The Finnish international injured his ankle after that victory in Stirling and has struggled on with it since.
He suffered a recurrence a fortnight ago as he prepared to travel to join up with his national side and then missed last week’s trip to Ibrox.
He has, though, returned to training this week and is hoping to be fit enough to play a part against the Hibees at Dens today.