For a Premiership side to lose once against part-time League 1 opposition in a Betfred Cup group campaign could be considered unfortunate – to lose twice though is nothing short of embarrassing.
He has previously suffered agony with growing pains but Scott Banks certainly enjoyed himself as he hit the heights making his senior Dundee United starting debut against Cowdenbeath on Friday night.
Dundee slumped to their second successive defeat in this one-sided contest against a rampant Rangers at Ibrox.
As League 1 part-timers up against a Premiership side, Forfar were always going to be underdogs against St Johnstone on Saturday.
Dundee boss Jim McIntyre looking for his players to display mental as well as physical toughness in survival battle
Dundee boss Jim McIntyre insists his players will have to win the mental battles as well as the physical ones if they hope to mount a great escape this season.
Jason Holt insists concentration is key if St Johnstone hope to stop shooting themselves in the foot with the concession of sloppy goals.
Dundee suffered last-gasp heartache as they exited the Betfred Cup at the hands of Aberdeen at Dens.
New Dundee signing Declan McDaid has revealed that despite already having an offer on the table from another club, he jumped at the chance when he heard there was interest in him from Dens boss James McPake.
Brechin boss Barry Smith will once again be down to the bare bones for this afternoon’s crunch clash at Airdrie.
Brechin boss Barry Smith is hoping the core of experienced players he added in January will help negotiate a hectic schedule of five games in just 14 days and secure the points to pull them out of the League 1 drop zone.