The striker search goes on for James McPake, with the Dundee manager admitting that Danny Johnson’s departure earlier this week “suited both parties”.
The former Motherwell man only spent half-a-season at Dens Park before moving on to Leyton Orient.
Kane Hemmings and Andrew Nelson, who is closing in on a return from injury, are McPake’s remaining two options through the middle but the club are working hard behind the scenes to make that three.
“We are looking and we’ll continue to do that,” said the Dark Blues boss.
“But we need to be careful as well.”
On Johnson, a player who divided opinion amongst the supporters, McPake added: “Leyton Orient came to us and they made Danny a good offer.
“He saw it as a chance to get back to England and get more game-time.
“The one thing I would say is he could easily have bot bothered on Friday night (against Dunfermline) because this had come up earlier in the day.
“He ended up being very unlucky not to score. He did everything the proper way and credit to him for that.
“I’m not going to have a pop at him because he worked away but this one maybe suited both parties.”
Meanwhile, Simon Silverholt and Ross Wallace are still training with the Dundee squad.
“The Swedish boy looked alright again today,” said McPake.
“We’ll need to see more. His season has been finished for a while so it’s a hard one to assess.
“Rossco has been great from the first day he’s come in.
“For somebody who hasn’t played in a while, he’s looking good. You don’t get to the level he’s got to and stayed there for so long without being quality.
“He’s really enjoyed it here and we’ll take it from there.
“I don’t like describing him as a trialist. It’s a chance for him to look at us and us to look at him.
“He’s helped the group at a time that we probably needed a wee lift.”
Courier Sport understands that Dundee are still in with a chance of bringing Christophe Berra to the club on loan from Hearts. Fraser Murray’s deal is expected to be a case of when not if.