Full back Cammy Kerr prepared for another ‘rollercoaster’ game with Dundee

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Dundee’s Cammy Kerr goes in hard with Partick’s Martin Woods in the Dark Blues’ 2-1 success at Firhill last weekend. A win that showed the “never-say-die” spirit of the players, according to Kerr.

The late turnaround at Partick on Saturday summed up the “rollercoaster” ride that is Dundee, according to vice-captain Cammy Kerr.

And, more importantly for the remainder of the campaign, it showed the “never-say-die attitude” among the players at Dens Park.

The 2-1 win at Partick was their second late, late winner after a 98th-minute strike gave them the points at Hamilton a few weeks back.

And Kerr says that ability means the Dark Blues will always have belief.

He said: “The change of emotions and everything — football is just unbelievable sometimes.

“It probably sums up Dundee to be honest — it’s always a rollercoaster ride wherever we are this season.

“Personally for me, coming on last Tuesday and then we get beat, I look at myself to blame.

“It’s not just me but if the score goes that way you always look at yourself. Then the change on Saturday is massive.

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Cammy Kerr gestures to the travelling Dundee support at Firhill.

“It just shows what character this team has and the mentality we have, it’s brilliant.

“There is still a long way to go in this season, we can be looking up or down the table but, tell you what, the boys were great to come back and show that fight on Saturday.

“We’re one of the top teams for goals in the last 15 minutes.

“I think that shows the mentality of the team and the never-say-die attitude we have.”

Simon Murray’s two strikes took Dundee up to second best alongside Rangers for goals scored in the last 15 minutes this season with nine.

Both, remarkably, are behind strugglers Hamilton who have 10 while Celtic are next with eight.

Cammy, though, was delighted to see fellow-Dundonian Murray get himself up and running as a goalscorer in the dark blue shirt.

He added: “It’s great. I’ve been really close with him since he came in, Dundee boys stick together. He’s a good lad and I’m absolutely delighted to see him get that goal.

“People might start getting on his back after missing a few but suddenly there you go — two goals and we win.”

Another new signing Steven Caulker has also made an impression on Kerr in his short time at the club.

“It was great to play alongside Steven Caulker on Saturday. He was great for me and I’ll learn from him.

“You know when he’s going up for a header! Even at the back, you know you’re safe behind him because he just towers over boys.

“He’s a massive threat going forward as well.”

Kerr is well aware Saturday’s success was just one result but questions were levelled at the Dark Blues after that disaster at Kilmarnock and the 2-1 victory was just what was needed at Dens Park ahead of another big game at home to Motherwell this Saturday.

“That happens all the time. As soon as there is a negative result or performance people jump on the bandwagon and everything is negative,” said Kerr.

“The personality to get back up for the game on Saturday, even to go 1-0 down, which knocks the stuffing out of you, we just kept going and, slowly but surely, we got ourselves in the game.

“We were the better team in the second half by a mile and we got the reward.

“It’s important we get our heads down again.

“We know what Motherwell will bring this Saturday. They are a physical side and have threats but we need to work on the things we have been doing and last Saturday will give us a positive feeling going into it.

“It’s always tough in this league and in every game you don’t know what is going to happen.

“I’m delighted for the boys and for the gaffer to win at the weekend because it’s been a tough few weeks not getting the results and to get that three points on Saturday, you cannae beat it!”