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.
Dundee have a clean bill of health going into today's home clash with Motherwell.
In football bad breaks and mistakes happen — and Dundee midfielder Paul McGowan is experienced enough to know that.
Former Dundee defender Bobby Mann has warned the current Dark Blues side they can’t take anything for granted against another of his old teams this weekend.
Dundee are eyeing a move for in-demand wing-back Nathan Ralph.
Jack Hendry has been given the all clear to face Partick Thistle today after his head knock against Hearts.
Dundee’s clash with Partick Thistle at Dens Park today has become a game that will define the Dark Blues’ season.
TOM DUTHIE: Don’t panic! Dundee have been in this lowly position before and managed to get out of it
To state the obvious, these are troubled times at Dundee and there’s a lot of hard work to be done during this international break to turn things round.
As Dundee crashed to the bottom of the Premiership via defeat at the hands of fellow-strugglers Hamilton at the weekend, the perception was they’re where they are because of a failure to convert chances.
Former St Mirren manager Ian Murray has emerged as an early candidate to take on the role of the Dundee Academy chief when it is revamped as part of the SFA’s Project Brave.
Dundee boss Neil McCann was pleased with his team’s approach as they ran out winners in St Johnstone stalwart Dave Mackay’s testimonial at McDiarmid Park on Friday night.
Dundee boss Neil McCann admits his young centre-halves have given him a selection dilemma ahead of the trip to Rangers.
There’s an old adage in entertainment the best should be saved for last — but when it comes to European football it’s a trend Dundee FC definitely bucked.