New boy Yordi Teijsse can have the same impact as Greg Stewart at Dundee, according to boss Paul Hartley.
Ahead of this evening’s clash with Dumbarton, which opens the club’s relatively-short pre-season campaign, the Dark Blues gaffer reckons Dutchman Teijsse can be a big player for Dundee this season.
In fact, he says Teijsse can take inspiration from the likes of Stewart, who also made the jump from part-time to full-time football.
Although, Paul does think it may take a little time for 23-year-old Teijsse, signed from amateur minnows Quick Boys in his homeland, to adapt.
“It may take him some time to adjust to the shape and the way we play but he will get that here,” said Paul.
“Yordi’s coming from part-time in Holland and it will take him time to adjust.
“We have seen how the likes of Greg (Stewart) and Paul McGinn (who has now moved on) adjusted from part-time football. They have done it pretty easily.
“Hopefully, Yordi can do the same here.”
On his continental summer import, the manager continued: “He is naturally fit and has good conditioning.
“He was a personal trainer. He is a big lad with a good frame. He takes the ball in.”
On the fitness front, James McPake, Nicky Low and Paul McGowan will not take part tonight. Low and McGowan are likely to be available for the start of the League campaign in August.