James McPake will keep his eye on the free agent transfer market to bolster his attacking options after confirming that Dundee were working until the last few minutes of deadline day to bring St Mirren’s Danny Mullen to the club.
But it won’t be a case of signing a third striker just for the sake of numbers.
McPake, whose team were held to a 1-1 draw at Morton on Saturday, said: “I’m happy with the business that we’ve done. I’ve been backed by the club.
“Up until five to 12 on Friday night we were trying to bring Danny Mullen in from St Mirren.
“Will we be looking? Yeah. But it’s not something we’ll be forced into.”
Meanwhile, Jordan Marshall could still have a part to play in Dundee’s promotion push despite his thigh injury turning out to be a serious one.
“I don’t think it will be a season-ender but it will be eight to 12 weeks,” said McPake, who admitted the Dark Blues’ league position of sixth is “massively concerning”.
Andrew Nelson is expected to be available for the visit of Partick Thistle on Saturday, as is Paul McGowan. Ross Wallace trained with Dundee all last week and could yet be signed.