Fin Robertson is preparing to face the toughest opponent of his short career so far when Dundee head to Dumfries this weekend.
The Dark Blues youngster has picked out Queen of the South goal machine Stephen Dobbie as his most talented rival since breaking into the first team at Dens Park.
The 17-year-old midfielder will be expected to help keep Dobbie quiet when James McPake’s side travel south to Palmerston on Saturday.
However, Robertson knows it won’t be easy stopping the vastly-experienced frontman.
Dobbie scored twice for Queens as they beat Dundee 2-1 at Dens the last time the teams met back on November 30, including a dramatic 93rd-minute winner.
Asked about the toughest player he had faced, Robertson said: “It was Stephen Dobbie when we played Queen of the South.
“I thought he was unbelievable. He was just so quick and sharp.”
Dundee are looking to build on a comfortable home win over Partick Thistle when they travel to Dumfries.
Robertson is confident they can do so, saying: “We all know we aren’t where we want to be with the squad we’ve got.
“We’ve got unbelievable players and that win against Partick was big for us because, hopefully, we can go on a good run now.
“We need to get pushing up that table.”