Storm D’Arcy over with – Wintry weather erased from the City of Discovery.
A consistent stretch in the weather conditions between now & Saturday afternoon & football will return for James McPake & Dundee, the enhanced hiberniation has allowed the light to switch on & begin again.
Queen Of The South the visitors come Saturday – a challenging assignment with the Dumfries outfit fresh from a 1-1 draw over Hearts & left aggrieved not taking all 3 points.
Jason Cummings, Malachi Fagan-Walcott & Paul McMullan were all recruited during the January window, 3 players that will bring a new incentive & spark to the Kilmac Stadium outfit.
You also have the assets in Charlie Adam, Shaun Byrne, Osman Sow & Liam Fontaine with the latter bringing a wealth in the backline at Dundee which was notably absent at Raith Rovers 18 days ago.
The business end of the season is upon us – Dundee have the opportunity to demonstrate they have serious ambitions of winning promotion through the play-offs.
Finishing 2nd in the Championship this term would be a decent platform to allow that possibility to happen with Hearts being a case of when rather than if they win the Championship come April.
Saturday is going to be an interesting game for the Dundee fans watching from home to see what positive transition there’s been from the idle period & maintaining a fine start to the season irrespective of recent blips.
Indeed, on this day 3 years ago, Simon Murray netted a brace for Dundee in the Premiership away at Partick Thistle to salvage a 2-1 win. Any fan, player, management team or board member would love the Premiership days to return.
From James McPake’s perspective, it begins on Saturday afternoon, 3pm if the warm weather that has descended over Dundee continues.