Former Dundee defender David Winnie has backed the Dark Blues to stay up.
He spent an eventful season at Dens Park back in the 1990s under ex-boss Jim Duffy.
Winnie, now a London sports lawyer, said: “I really hope Dundee stay up – they are a good club with good people.
“I joined them from Hearts and ironically in my season there we got to the League Cup semi-final only to lose out. I actually didn’t play in the game because I was suspended.
“The club were in a lot of financial difficulties at the time and I remember furniture and paintings being sold at the club to pay our wages once.
“I used to travel up with goalkeeper Billy Thomson, Ian Ferguson who played for Dundee United, and sometimes with Chic Charnley and George Shaw.
“There was never a dull moment when Chic was about and we would car share for the trips.
“I knew George Shaw from my time at St Mirren and at the time he was into all this techno music and would have it on full blast on the trip up to Dundee.
“However, he would almost dance on the accelerator from time to time with the beat and by the end of the journey you’d feel seasick!
“We had a good team back then in that season 1996-97 and there were some good times.”
Winnie featured 26 times for Dundee that campaign where they finished third in the First Division behind champions St Johnstone and just two behind Airdrieonians in the play-off spot.
The former Aberdeen defender moved on to St Mirren before heading abroad with KR Reykjavik and then to Canberra Cosmos. Despite only being at Dens for a season, he’s pleased to see something of an upturn in fortunes in recent weeks.
He added: “I see that Jim McIntyre has turned things around at the club and I really hope they do well.
“I was just one season at the club but it was an eventful one and an enjoyable one.
“I remember even back then there were some really great people around the club that you need to help you through difficult times.
“You need people like that at every club who are loyal and at Dundee they went beyond the call of duty.”