James McPake spoke to the broadcast media ahead of this weekend’s match against Livingston at the Kilmac Stadium.
The manager has had some extra time to work with the squad over the international break and said they have used the time well, he said “We’ve done alot of work. We had a couple of days off at the start but we’ve used the time well. Leigh has come in so it has given us the chance, at the right time, to get some game time into him in a bounce game.”
“We’ve spent as much time on the training pitch to get him up to speed and to get more tactical work done which you don’t always get the chance to do particularly in the Premiership with the schedule and games on different days.”
Livi are currently bottom of the table but James has been impressed with the work that Davie Martindale has done since taking over, “They’ve been in these positions before and got themselves out of it. They got to a cup final last season and I think he’s done a remarkable job in there. They’ll be desperate for their first win. There are a few teams who haven’t won, us being one, Livi being another. Both teams will be desperate to get that win on the board.”
Charlie Adam and Danny Mullen miss out through injury while Christie Elliott is doubtful for the match.
Stats | Dee Archive
As we welcome back the return of domestic football, that means it’s now time to throw some stats your way to do with our guests today, Livingston.
This will be our 39th league meeting between the West Lothian side, with Dundee having the much better record with 22 victories, 7 draws and only 9 defeats.
Since the game is at the Kilmac Stadium, we may as well look at our home record vs Livingston.
P-20 W-13 D-3 L-4 F-29 A-10
For the memory match this week, we look back at the very first league meeting between the clubs which happened on the 11th August 2001.
Ivano Bonetti’s multi-national side took on Jim Leishman’s multi-national side!
Just under 8,000 fans were on hand to watch this encounter at Dens Park which is also the largest crowd between the clubs on our home turf.
Juan Sara would settle the tie with his 4th goal in 5 matches that season as the Dee would end the match as victors with a 1-0 score line.
Read more about that match here: Match Details
Stats produced by The Dee Archive, most comprehensive record of Dundee Football Club history available anywhere on the web
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