Dundee have suffered a big blow with the news that Jordan McGhee is set for surgery on a shoulder injury.
He was crocked in a collision during the early stages of Friday night’s draw with Arbroath at Gayfield.
McGhee had to be withdrawn after just 15 minutes with the player subsequently sent for a scan.
Now, a specialist has decided that he needs an operation which is pencilled in for next week.
McGhee is a recognised defender but has been a revelation for the Dark Blues since he was handed a box-to-box midfielder role by McPake, scoring with a stunning header in the win over former team Hearts earlier this month.
The 24-year-old, who joined Dundee from Falkirk in June, 2019, recently signed a contract extension that will keep him at Dens until 2023.