James McPake believes he is the right man to turn Dundee’s season around.
The Dundee boss was far from impressed by his side’s performance in the 2-0 defeat to Dunfermline on Friday night.
But he is convinced he can inspire an improvement in the last few months of the league campaign.
He said: “It was really poor.
“We started the game really poor, no tempo, no drive, no fluency to our game and not enough of our senior players standing up and being counted.
“We are playing against a team that had lost five in a row.
“We should be able to take the game to them and we should be better than we were.
“It’s all good and well working all week in training but then we show up and it doesn’t click. I believe in my ability to get this right and I’m working extremely hard.”
Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford, whose team are now just one point off the play-off places, said: “On the back of five defeats that was very pleasing.
“I’m on record as saying I believe there are goals in this team but the real pleasing thing tonight is we have come away with a clean sheet as well as scoring two well taken goals, plus we could have had more.
“It was pleasing the way we saw out the first 15 minutes. I thought Dundee started well but our shape was good, and we had worked on that.
“We scored two very well taken goals, we’ve hit the woodwork and Jack Hamilton has had four or five good saves so you have to take a lot of encouragement from that.”