Dundee boss Neil McCann revealed Craig Wighton needed a proverbial kick up the backside at half-time in the weekend victory at Stirling – and he won’t be letting him “rest on” his talent in the future either.
After going in at the break 1-0 to the good, Wighton’s second-half performance did show more urgency, with the 20-year-old delivering a telling cross for Sofien Moussa’s second and a classy finish himself.
That strike was the Scotland U/21 international’s first since a 5-1 win over Motherwell way back in February 2017 after a serious knee injury curtailed much of the last campaign.
And his manager is looking forward to seeing what Wighton can bring to the side in the season ahead.
Neil said: “I’m delighted for him. It’s taken him a lot of time.
“He went away with Scotland U/21s but he’s looked really fit in pre-season and you can see the quality he has.
“I had a wee go at him at half-time because, for me, he was sitting on it, resting.
“I don’t like people resting on ability like that and I think second half he was much more of a threat.”
The Dens boss has also revealed he will continue to rotate the captaincy in the upcoming games after Genseric Kusunga wore the armband at Stirling.
“I think it’s good they all get a wee bit of a shot and feel they can hold that responsibility.
“The armband really isn’t that important to me so I’ll probably continue to do that throughout the League Cup.”