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Dundee Make It Two Wins In A Row On The Road

It’s always the same. When you’re desperate for a victory, two come along in a short space of time!

All joking aside, what a turnaround it has been for Dundee. I was resigned to being in a play-off spot under Paul Hartley and had genuine concerns that we would eventually end up bottom.

A new manager comes in, wins his first two games in charge which were both away from home and the world seems a happy place again.

It’s been a remarkable turnaround at Dens Park and we now see ourselves potentially one more win away from Neil McCann achieving the goal he was brought in to deliver. Keeping this team up.

We can’t go getting ahead of ourselves yet though. As easy as it was to see the team pull back a two-point gap against tenth and ninth place to sit four points above them, it will be just as easy for us to hurtle backdown the league.

Do I believe this will happen though? Not really, but we should all still have our wits about us. The next eight days sees us play twice at home to both Highland teams, Ross County and Inverness.

County are the first to travel down south to the City of Discovery and will do so in fine form. No defeats in five with three wins means that they will possibly be most people’s favourites coming into this match.

Though not mathematically safe yet, the Highlanders will have no great concerns of going down this year while we know that a win for ourselves will more or less guarantee league safety. With Motherwell and Hamilton both playing each another and the form we have shown over the last two weeks, it’s the ideal time to put an end to any relegation fears we may have.

Historically, both sides are pretty even when it comes to our head to head record. They also will be starting this match on a good run of form so predicting the outcome of the match will be hard. In fact, the smart money would be on a score draw.

It’s been a hard season watching Dundee but since the appointment of McCann, it’s been like watching a different team. He’s done a fantastic job since taking over three weeks ago and the fact we went to Fir Park and Rugby Park to claim six points under his stewardship is nothing short of remarkable in my eyes.

If we can pull off the win, it will only cement Neil’s legendary status within the Dark Blue ranks. It will also shorten the odds of him being appointed the manager on a permanent basis. It’s been reported in the press recently that he wants to extend his stay past the summer and if he manages three wins on the bounce, who can blame him for not wanting the gig.

Hopefully, when I am writing my article next week, we are toasting a Highland double or at least safe from relegation. That’s the number one goal first and foremost.




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Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

Daniel has been a Dundee fan for thirty-something years. He Was invited to write for TEB following the Julian Speroni Testimonial. Uses the excuse for drinking on following The Dee.

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