Dens Park Stadium, Saturday 25th August 2012
Kick Off. 3pm
Dundee tomorrow will entertain First Division champions, Ross County at Dens Park as they search for their first goals and win of the SPL season. Derek Adams side will prove a stern test for Barry Smith's troops as last week they held SPL champions Celtic to a 1-1 draw up at Dingwall. Dundee meanwhile will try to put to bed the bad memories from last Sunday's defeat in the Dundee derby against United.
Dundee should have new signings Lewis Toshney and Colin Nish in the squad. Stephen O'Donnell will also be available to play after his red card in the derby was reduced to yellow on appeal. Nicky Riley looks doubtful for the game as he struggles to overcome hamstring injury that he picked up at Tannadice and Kevin McBride and Carl Finnigan are still both out.
Ross County have second choice keeper Joe Malin out and so youngster, Connor Hall could be on the bench.
Speaking to the BBC website, Dundee manager Barry Smith and County player, Ross Tokely they both shared their views on the game ahead.
Dundee manager Barry Smith: "If we had the chance to play earlier this week we would have much preferred that.
"The lads were obviously still hurting after losing the way we did to Dundee United and want to make up for it.
"We've had to be patient this week waiting for this game to come round but now that it's nearly here we'll definitely be ready for it.
"It's never nice losing any derby but the thing is the players are just wanting to get back out the game can't quick enough.
"We just want to get our first three points of the season.
"There have been some positive aspects to our play but unfortunately we haven't taken our chances.
"At this level you are usually made to pay for that which is something we've learned."
Ross County defender Ross Tokely: "We'll need to play to the levels we did last Saturday.
"A clean sheet would be nice and we certainly worked hard as a back four and as a team to limit chances.
"We played against three very good attacking sides - Motherwell, Aberdeen and Celtic - so Saturday will be just as hard. We'll need to be at the races."
Source: Quotes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19304576
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