Dundee: Jim McIntyre eyes win in ‘huge match’

Dundee manager Jim McIntyre is pleased with the performance levels of his players in the recent draws and is now looking for them to close the gap on the teams above them with a win on Wednesday night against Hamilton.

Despite sitting bottom of the Scottish Premiership table, Dundee have picked up two positive draws in their last two matches. The most recent saw the Dens Park men come back from 2-0 down to draw at Easter Road against Hibernian. Now McIntyre is looking for his players to take the next step in a big match against Hamilton on Wednesday night at Dens with a win.

“It’s a huge match obviously,” he said.

“We are looking for our first win, so it would be really important if we could do that especially against a team that’s around about us in the table.

“They had a really good result at the weekend and they’ll be coming here looking to try and stretch the gap even further so it’s an opportunity for us to claw some points back.”

McIntyre is still awaiting his first win since replacing Neil McCann in the Dens Park hot-seat, however he has been pleased with the performance levels of his players so far.

“There is no doubt that results give you confidence and the boys can be pleased with the performance levels within those last two games as well,” he said.

“Again, we want to take it a stage further and try and get that all important three points which would help us in our quest to get off the bottom of the table.”

A win could see Dundee draw level on points with 11th placed St Mirren, depending on how the Paisley men fare away to Hibs, and also get closer to Hamilton who sit 10th. For McIntyre, wins against the teams near Dundee in the table are very important.

“The head-to-heads are going to be very important,” he said.

“So, when you’ve got an opportunity when you’re playing a team around about you it’s important that you capitalise on that and try and take advantage, but we know it will be a tough game.

“They’ve got some good players and obviously they’ve got the confidence from winning at the weekend.

“They are forever getting written off, but they show that spirit that’s in the camp and keep coming up with good results.”

Meanwhile, the game on Wednesday will come too soon for injured duo Benjamin Källman and Roarie Deacon, however both players are back in light training and may be available for the upcoming match against Rangers.

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