Dundee new boy Lewis Spence believes he can reach top

Dundee midfielder Lewis Spence is grateful for his run in the first-team and is determined to make the most of his chance.

Dundee youngster Lewis Spence has been in sparkling form since breaking into the first-team picture against Rangers at the start of September.

In the five games since, the 21-year-old has proven to his fellow pros, fans and pundits alike that he can cut it in the Scottish Premiership.

The ex-Dunfermline and Brechin City midfielder is happy to be playing in Dundee but has his sights set on a career at the highest level possible.

“I’m enjoying first-team football,” Spence said

“I’ve had a good run of games now.

“Playing in the Premiership has been great, it’s where I want to be so it’s been good.

“It’s faster and there’s more tactical stuff you need to pick up.

“Off the park it’s a bit more strict but the standard is higher playing against Celtic, Rangers and Aberdeen.

“I feel I’ve done well so far but I’m still adapting to it.

“I’ve known the gaffer for a number of years now. He’s put a lot of faith in me so I’m just trying to repay him.

“I believe in my own ability as well. From a young age I knew I could play at this level and I want to play at a higher level too.

“I need to thank the gaffer and Dundee for giving me a chance.

“I don’t know if it’s my ability or just sheer will to win but he saw something to bring me up here and I think my performances on the park are showing that.”

The youngster is a confident sort and not just in his own ability.

He is adamant the Dark Blues have what it takes to cause an upset today as they travel to Parkhead to face champions Celtic.

Spence said: “Away to Celtic is always a tough ask but we’re really looking forward to it.

“They’re a top team on 58 games unbeaten but records are there to be broken. We’re looking to be the team to do that.

“There’s no better way to do it than on their home turf.

“The full team has to be on it and hope that Celtic have an off-day.

“We can take positives from Hibs and St Johnstone going there and getting draws.

“We want to go there and do better though. We want to win and put on a good show as well.

“We’re taking it game by game at the moment.”