The battle of the Premiership’s bottom two, when Dundee head for St Mirren on Saturday, could be decided by which of the pair manage to record an all-too-rare clean sheet.
Craig Curran is Dundee’s major fitness doubt for their Friday night clash with Hibs at Dens Park.
Dundee boss Jim McIntyre has revealed he was close to being without his entire strikeforce for Saturday’s vital win at Livingston.
It hasn’t happened for a while but striker Craig Curran is by no means unique in making the short journey over Tannadice Street to switch directly from Dundee United to Dundee, or vice versa.
Boss Jim McIntyre has praised the contribution of the “old heads” in his line-up as they battled to get Dundee off the bottom of the Premiership.
Paul McGowan could be back in the starting line-up for the first time since Dundee last faced Hibs, when the teams square up at Easter Road today.
Footballers at a new club usually enjoy a little time to settle in but Dundee new boy Martin Woods admits he has to hit the ground running at Dens Park.
Another former Ross County player could be on Jim McIntyre’s radar.
Dundee fans have received an explanation from the SFA over why the ruling body has no concerns over appointing refs to games involving clubs with whom they have family ties.
The issue of who becomes Dundee’s next assistant manager is set to run into next week.
Kilmarnock have grudgingly accepted a two-match ban for attacker Jordan Jones for his dive that got the match-winning penalty at Dundee last weekend.
Dundee gaffer left furious as referee Steven McLean said he was ‘certain’ Jordan Jones was fouled for a penalty
Furious Neil McCann believes a “joke” decision by referee Steven McLean cost Dundee the chance to get off the bottom of the Premiership on Saturday.
While they are in desperate need of their first points of the season, when Dundee travel to Rangers on Saturday the hierarchy at Dens Park should be realistic and settle for a performance.
Dundee skipper Josh Meekings faces a race to be fit for Saturday’s trip to Ibrox as he attempts to shake off an injury picked up against Motherwell.
If there is one player at Dens Park perfectly qualified to talk about what Dundee need to do to turn round their horrific start to the season, it’s loan defender Ryan Inniss.
Dundee’s hectic few final days leading up to the end of the transfer window last week sent out several clear messages about where the Dark Blues are right now.
He feels his squad remains light on numbers and wants to add two or three players before the end of the transfer window in a month.
For the most part, the days of footballers spending the early period of pre-season with bellies overhanging their shorts as they battle to get back in shape are long gone.
Neil McCann has revealed he was close to signing new Dundee arrival Jean Alassane Mendy back in January.
Dundee rookie Leitch-Smith on Premiership teams split: ‘I am not sure how they would take that down south’
It still has its critics but, almost 18 years after it was first introduced, for football fans in Scotland the top-flight split each April has become the norm.