Dundee Set To Do Battle With Fellow Strugglers Hamilton

Last time out, I said a draw away to Hibs would be a very good result and that is exactly what we got.

We found ourselves 2-0 down after only half an hour but we uncharacteristically fought back with goals in the closing minutes from the end of the first half and at the beginning of the second.

It was brilliant to see the team, who seem to let their heads go down at the slightest hint they may be in a battle, show the right attitude and battle back for a well-deserved draw.

The only negatives from that round of games was that St Mirren managed to pick up three points at home to Hearts. It was an unexpected result but these types of things are out of our hands and instead, the majority of Dundee fans were happy enough to look at the positives after a much better performance, scoring more goals and being two games without defeat.

I feel we have turned a corner but we really need to prove this with a run of wins and either catching up on tenth placed Hamilton and eleventh placed St Mirren, or even overtaking them. When would be the most perfect time to do so? This coming Wednesday when Hamilton visit Dens.

We had a free weekend this week due to Aberdeen’s participation in the League Cup Final so most Dark Blue fans interest we focused on the result of St Mirren and Hamilton. A draw would have been the perfect result but Hamilton came out on top with a 3-1 victory.

Despite wanting no-one to win this match, we now find ourselves looking to climb off the bottom of the table on Wednesday night.

If we can beat Hamilton by a few goals and St Mirren are hopefully beaten by a few away to Hibs, we will vacate the position we have held since the fourth match of the season. It would also reduce the deficit between ourselves and Hamilton to just five points with Dundee having a game in hand.

It is a very nervy time right now. We are about to embark on a run of seven games in December and we have to pick up wins along the way to stop the gap opening up between ourselves and the teams above us. Then we can sit back and see who Jim McIntyre will bring in and let go in the January window to strengthen his team.

That, however, is then and we are in the now, so let’s start our climb up the table with a victory on Wednesday night!





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