Dundee boss Jim McIntyre wants to see side convert more chances

Jim McIntyre is happy Dundee are creating more chances but wants to see a better conversion rate from his players
Jim McIntyre is happy Dundee are creating more chances but wants to see a better conversion rate from his players

Dundee boss Jim McIntyre is delighted with the increased number of chances his team are creating – now he wants to see a better conversion rate.

The first half alone of Saturday’s win at Livingston saw the Dark Blues create nine scoring opportunities.

But it wasn’t until after the break victory was secured thanks to efforts from Andrew Nelson and Scott Wright.

There were several other close calls as Dundee pushed for the win and that pleased the gaffer.

“I’m very pleased but we’d like to take a few more,” said Jim.

“The move for Paul McGowan’s chance in the second half was superb, there were 17 passes.

“People will not see that, they’ll just see the last two or three passes but we kept the ball, we moved it.

“We couldn’t get through them but we were patient and when that killer pass was on it was played. It was a great opportunity and things like that are really pleasing.”

And if Jim was disappointed his players had to fight back from going a goal down after Livi had been reduced to 10 men, he was pleased with the resilience they showed.

“The key message at half-time was don’t panic, keep trying to move the ball because we’ve got 45 minutes to turn this around.

“Don’t try to do it in the first five minutes, keep moving the ball and use the man advantage, try to stretch them.

“We went to Easter Road and were two goals down and came back, so there is that bit of steeliness in the team.

“It’s not going to happen every week, you’ve got to go and earn it, go and demand it.

“And we’d prefer not to go behind.”

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