Dundee boss Neil McCann working to sort backline in bid to stop ‘very poor goals’

Neil McCann is working to tighten up the Dundee defence.

Manager Neil McCann is hard at work tightening up what has become the worst defence in the Scottish Premiership.

The Dundee boss is fed up giving “a goal start to teams” after his side slumped to a fourth successive loss against Hamilton on Saturday.

The three goals conceded in that one brought the goals-against column up to 23 — one worse than weekend opponents Accies.

And with a drop to the bottom of the division, Neil has had his men hard at work on the training ground trying to plug gaps in the leaky defence.

He said: “The biggest frustration is we lost the game but clearly there’s a real disappointment because we were in control of yet another match and we lose a goal that hands the impetus to them.

“I said against Motherwell that if you hand a goal start to teams, because we haven’t been scoring freely, then we give ourselves a really difficult job.

“Without stating the obvious, we need to work on our defensive side of the game as well as the attacking side, maybe we were just lacking a bit of confidence in the final third.

“The goals we conceded were very poor.

“Again we’re in control of the match and get done with a sucker punch in the 40th minute.

“It was such a poor goal. We were bossing it but that’s happened a lot and it’s indicative of our season that we’ve lost soft goals.

“The defending for the third goal as a team was very poor.

“That’s such a soft goal to lose and it kills the match for us.”

Dundee midfielder Nicky Low is set to return from Derry City when his loan deal ends today (Wednesday).