Dundee have started 2020 with a whimper rather than a bang.
And if they don’t stop conceding “rubbish” goals that won’t change anytime soon, Declan McDaid has admitted.
It has been two defeats from two since the turn of the year and the Dark Blues’ winger pointed out that it is no mystery where they need to improve to get their first win of the calendar year at Dunfermline tomorrow night.
“We need to stop giving away rubbish goals and giving teams leads,” said the former Ayr United man.
“Motherwell are a good side, third in the Premiership, but we won’t give ourselves a chance giving away goals like we did.
“We need to keep ourselves in the game and create chances like we did in the second half. They are a good team but we made it easy for them.
“Teams don’t have to work for their goals against us. Starting games right gives us a chance.”
McDaid added: “The good thing about football is there’s always another game.
“We have to put Motherwell behind us.
“We wanted a run in the cup but now we’ll have to put all our focus on the league and finish strongly. That starts with Dunfermline.
“The Inverness game wasn’t great, then the Ayr game was off and Saturday wasn’t good.
“We know we have a great squad but we need results. I’m sure it will click.”
McDaid has been sidelined for a few weeks and came through the Motherwell match unscathed.
“It is good to be back playing again and amongst it,” he said. “I have missed it.
“It was only four weeks but you miss being out with the boys.
“That’s the only positive for me on Saturday. I got through the game alright and can kick on.”