Dundee fans spurred us to victory against Motherwell says Haber

Marcus Haber has struck up a good relationship with Craig Wighton.
Marcus Haber has struck up a good relationship with Craig Wighton.

Recent signing Marcus Haber scored his first goal for Dundee in their victory against Motherwell on Saturday.

The Canadian international has started three games and was delighted to get off the mark at Dens in front of the home fans but says the win was more important.

He said: “I just wanted to put in a good performance and pick up three points. It feels good to get off the mark and score my first goal and, hopefully, I can score more.”

Dundee had gone into the game having beaten Hamilton away from home, which was their second away win of the season.

However, until Saturday’s game, the Dark Blues hadn’t won at home in the league and Marcus really wanted to get the win for the fans to bury that statistic.

He also thinks the Dens faithful helped spur the team on in the weekend’s success.

“The fans were fantastic. We heard them and they were very loud.

“It makes you want to run that extra yard.

“We wanted to give the fans a good performance first and foremost as it was important to show them that what we did against Hamilton we can do on a consistent basis.

“We stuck to what was successful at Hamilton and we showed them we can be consistent.”

Marcus Haber played his part in Dundee’s 1-0 win at Hamilton.
Marcus Haber played his part in Dundee’s 1-0 win at Hamilton.

The big striker has brought a different dimension to the team in his three starts and feels what he is doing on the pitch can make the team better,

“I try to get everyone else involved, I try to get the team up the park and retain possession.

“Some balls are not easy to hold up but I think I linked up well with Wighty (Craig Wighton) against Motherwell.

“I enjoy playing with him.”

It’s certainly too early to judge the partnership with Craig Wighton but there are definite signs it is one that will work well, something Haber agrees with.

“It’s only been two games but I think there are good signs for things to come. I think we complement each other.

“He has pace, tenacity and will run the channels. He is very good at one on ones, so, if I can link the play for him and he can run off me then it will only mean good things for the team.”

Haber admits if they hadn’t beaten ’Well, the win at Hamilton the previous week would have counted for nothing.

“We knew the win at Hamilton wouldn’t mean anything if we hadn’t won at home on Saturday.

“We had a good performance last week and we wanted to build on that.

“We’re still down near the bottom so we’re not getting ahead of ourselves. I think it was important going into the international weekend with three points.

“So we’re delighted and we just want to keep pushing on.”

Haber is in the Far East with the Canada squad when they play South Korea on Friday, so there is no let-up for the centre-forward but he sees the international break as a good time for Dundee to get back to full strength.

“We have some momentum but I think you can look at it that some of our injured players will be back healthy and it creates more competition in the squad.

“I think if we can keep our form going afterwards we will be fine.”

The former St Johnstone man has made a big impression since his arrival a few weeks ago. And, if early indications are anything to go by, his addition could prove pivotal as Dundee make their way up the league.