Dundee’s Roarie Deacon raring to go

Dundee winger Roarie Deacon has praised Neil McCann and says he can’t wait to help the club out of their current predicament.

The Dark Blues currently sit bottom of the Scottish Premiership with zero points after six games. However, Roarie Deacon believes that the team know what they need to do to change things.

“We are in a situation where we are bottom of the league, it’s not a good position to be in but, as a team, we know what we’ve got to do to get out of the situation,” he said.

“The manager is a very good manager, he knows how to get the best out of our team and we know what we have to do on Saturday going into the game.

“We’ve got to win the game and get points on the board.”

Dundee manager Neil McCann has come under pressure with his side on a seven game run of defeats in all competitions. However, Deacon feels that the team owe the Dens Park boss a win.

“Of course, we owe the manager a good win, we know we do, but everyone is positive,” he said.

“We know that we are not in a great position, no points after however many games we’ve played.”

Deacon looks set to feature in his first game of the season after missing out through injury, and he feels that he has a lot to offer.

“I haven’t been involved this season, obviously through injury, so I owe it to my teammates, to the gaffer and myself,” he said.

“Obviously, just getting back fit now, so go on the pitch and provide what I do best and help the team pick up some points.

“I think me coming back, I have got a lot to offer the team right now in terms of goals and assists.

“I just want to get back out there, I am raring to go.

“If that brings an extra lift to the team then I am happy, so tomorrow I am just going to get there and put the three points on the board for us.”

With Deacon expected to start against Hamilton on Saturday, he knows the importance of getting three points and what to expect from the ninth-placed Accies.

“Every game you have to win, not just because of the position we are in, every game you have to win and that’s just how it is,” he said.

“Hamilton are Hamilton, you know what they do, they’re a robust team, quite a big team and they fight hard for each other and we know we are going to have to go there and fight for ourselves and allow our individual talent to come through.

“We know what they bring to the table, but we are a physical team when we have to be.

“So, we know we can go toe-to-toe with them and come out victorious at the weekend.”

A win on Saturday could see Dundee close the gap to just one point behind St Mirren and Motherwell, depending on results elsewhere.

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