Injury-free Dundee ready for Motherwell

Dark Blues manager Neil McCann.

Dundee have a clean bill of health going into today’s home clash with Motherwell.

All the men who took part in last week’s dramatic victory at Partick Thistle will be available again and gaffer Neil McCann believes that can be a factor in getting the kind of stability he’s been searching for.

“The level of consistency has dogged us a wee bit. We have been up and down,” he said.

“I spoke to the players at the start of the season about the level of consistency that’s been enjoyed by the likes of St Johnstone and Aberdeen over the years.

“I suppose when you are trying to implement a totally different way of playing, you are going to have ups and downs.

“Every team is striving for consistency and I suppose there would be no better time of the season for us to find it.”

Neil has liked the look of his players in training this week and believes that Firhill win has given them a lift — one they merited.

“I thought we absolutely deserved it. Our second-half performance was a big change from the first.

“Maybe we had been a wee bit too worried about breaking our shape in the first half.

“That stopped us creating chances but we changed it at half-time and I thought right from the off we were the better side in the second half.

“We created a number of opportunities and we have played well this season in some games without getting points. When we turned it around in the second half, we definitely deserved it.

“I was pleased with the spirit of the players, who weren’t content to take just the one point.

“They went for it and they got it.”