WIth survival assured on Tuesday night, Dundee boss Neil McCann’s “recruitment drive” for next season is up and running.
And one possible arrival could be Ross County playmaker Michael Gardyne – though, the Dark Blues may well have competition from across the city on their hands.
The Dundonian is out of contract at the end of this season and, with his roots down here, a move back might be on the cards.
His history with Dundee United – where he played 37 times in season 2012/13 – however, makes Tannadice a more likely destination for the 32-year-old.
That’s likely to be dependent on whether Csaba Laszlo’s men can win promotion to the top flight via the play-offs.
The Dark Blues won’t comment on any possible signings but gaffer Neil has been able to get working on improving his squad for next season after the 1-0 win at Ross County saw them guaranteed a ninth-place finish.
He said: “The plans we’ve been looking at over the past five or six months in terms of recruitment we can actually start to push forward with now and start a bit of a recruitment drive.
“I don’t think you can ever push on it 100% until you know you’re going to be safe.
“Tuesday’s win allows us to start forward thinking but there’s still business to be done.
“I’m not going to disrespect Ross County by going into Saturday (against Partick) and taking the foot off the gas and go through the motions, because we have to be professional.”
Partick sit two points ahead of the Staggies in 11th spot and still with the possibility of catching Hamilton and jumping to safety. That’ll take a swing of 13 goals, however.
With Thistle at risk of automatic relegation if they are beaten by the Dark Blues on Saturday, Neil knows his side will have to be on their game if they are to finish the season off on a high at Dens Park.
He added: “We have to look to win it and, if we do our business right, we can hold our heads high.
“We want to win at home. We’ve got back-to-back wins in the split and we’re looking for three.
“I charged the boys with the task of getting five wins from five games – we’ve had three out of four and we’ll look to go into Partick and make it four out of five.”