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Our final Premier Sports Cup group stage fixture sees us take on Forfar Athletic at the Kilmac Stadium, kick off 3pm.

Manager James McPake spoke to the media ahead of the match, he said, “We’ve been delighted with the group. The Ross County game was unfortunate that it was called off but it looks like they are getting back to full health so delighted for them.”

“Delighted to be on nine points, delighted to have a chance at home to make it 12. At the moment we are 2 defeats in 16, we want to carry on that run. The two defeats were the cup tie against St. Johnstone which I thought we were very unlucky in and the Raith game in which we were probably in cruise control from the 1st leg. It still annoys us that we lost that game. We want to keep that run going, build on that run and keep the momentum going.”

“We had a professional performance against Montrose on Wednesday night and it’s going to take that again. It’s going to be a test.”

Subscribers can watch the full press conference with James and new signing Ian Lawlor on DeeTV now – click here

Team news

Paul McMullan has trained after leaving the pitch late on against Montrose. 

Alex Jakubiak and Cammy Kerr both had to be substituted at half time at Links Park. The manager confirmed Alex should be ok but the Forfar game could come too soon for Cammy.

The club have now received international clearance for Cillian Sheridan.

Stats | Dee Archive

Dundee can boast a ‘played five, won five’ record against Forfar in the League Cup. In those five matches, we have scored twenty times and only conceding three. Unusually, all these games have occurred at our home, Dens Park.

If we take into account every competitive game we have played at home to Forfar, we have a 100% win record with twelve wins from twelve.

In those twelve games, Dundee have hit the back of the net an astounding 51 times!

Surprisingly, our first ever meeting against Forfar in this competition only came on the 24th August 2004. 

Despite the 4-0 scoreline in favour of Dundee, it was Forfar who had performed better in the first 45-minutes. Dundee would, however, move up a gear or two in the second half but not before some tempers ran high following a challenge from ex-Dee Paul Tosh on goalkeeper Kelvin Jack.

Jack was replaced between the sticks after receiving treatment for around six minutes and Dundee immediately took the lead following the restart to the game through Steve Lovell.

Then, in the final eight minutes, Dundee blasted in another three goals.

Steven Lovell grabbed another two, with one coming from the penalty spot, to secure his first ever hat-trick for the club while Iain Anderson scored his first goal since re-joining Dundee in the summer.

Dee Archive – Match Details

Stats produced by The Dee Archive, most comprehensive record of Dundee Football Club history available anywhere on the web

Tickets

Tickets for the match are sold out.

Coverage

Live streaming passes for Saturday’s Premier Sport Cup tie against Forfar at the Kilmac Stadium are available from the PPV DeeTV site for the price of £10.

You can purchase a pass now for the match – click here

Overseas subscribers of DeeTV will be able to watch the match on the DeeTV site on Saturday afternoon.

We will have live updates on our twitter page with a full match replay, highlights and post match interviews on DeeTV after.

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