There’s no looking back now for Dundee after they picked up their first victory of the season at the weekend, according to attacker Adil Nabi.
The 2-0 success at the Hope CBD Stadium in Hamilton brought a welcome end to their run of seven-straight league defeats which stretched back all the way to last season.
And, now they have got up and running finally, Nabi says it’s onwards and upwards for his new side.
And he’s targeting a second result on the bounce when Kilmarnock come to Dens this coming Saturday.
He said: “We’re not looking back – it’s all about looking forward now as a team and it’s about kicking on.
“Bring on Saturday back at home.
“We didn’t really look at the table but we knew the situation, you can’t hide away from that but as a team we have shown what we are like and we’re going to keep going and going.
“On our day we can beat anyone, we’re not scared of anyone.
“When we play like we played at Hamilton, showing both sides of the game, we can beat anyone.”
The former West Brom and Peterborough forward, who signed for the Dark Blues in the summer, admits they had a bit of luck on their side against Accies.
However, he insists that was deserved after a performance that showed two sides to Dundee’s current side.
“It was overdue,” he added.
“We rode our luck and got some luck back on Saturday – they hit the bar twice but we showed we can play our football and we can fight as well.
“We showed that in abundance on Saturday.
“Everyone is over the moon, the gaffer, the boys, absolutely buzzing and cant wait for the next game.
“If you’re going to win sometimes you have to ride the storm and we rode it quite well.
“There was no doubting they would come at us and put us under the cosh. We were troubled a few times but that was it, really.
“We played as a team and that’s what we are about, to be honest.
“We can play football but we know how to change it up sometimes, we can play long or play short and we showed that on Saturday.”
Nabi has had to be patient in his short Dundee career so far after impressing during the club’s pre-season training trip to Portugal and earning a six-month deal.
Saturday was just his fifth start for the club and he says he’s starting to feel he’s up to speed.
And he has promised to repay a lot of online support from Dundee fans by beginning to hit the net.
Nabi had the chance to open his account against Hamilton but sent a good opportunity over the bar.
He added: “I said to the gaffer that after my third, fourth start I’d be firing.
“I’m slowly showing that, getting chances and looking lively.
“I know the fans are happy with me – I read on the internet all the time that they are buzzing!
“Hopefully, now I can start getting myself on the scoresheet and carry on.
“I should have put that one away definitely but that’s going to come, I know that for sure.
“My goals will come.”
And with the club finally heading in the right direction, Nabi expects to have more opportunities to score as the team’s fortunes improve.
“The win changes the mindset for us. As a team, when we were losing, we didn’t really let that get to us.
“I know we’ve been under pressure having not won but as a team we’ve been positive.
“We always knew we wanted to get that goal first and we showed what we can do when we get in front. There’s no better feeling than coming away with the three points and long may it continue.
“Our season starts now and whatever happened before is past and we need to kick on.”