Dundee boss James McPake says the testing schedule this week is likely to force him into making changes for tonight’s League Cup quarter-final against St Johnstone.
However, he won’t alter his side’s approach to the game, despite not finding the net for the last three matches.
The Dens boss points to the performances his side have put in alongside a number of missed chances for the reason not to change too much.
And says there are goals all over the pitch for the Dark Blues despite the difficulties in finding the net of late.
“We might be forced to change things this week,” the Dens boss said.
“It’s the first time I’ve gone Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday as a manager. I’ve done it as a player and it’s tough on people’s bodies.
“If we keep creating the goals will come.
“So will I change a lot? Probably not because we’re playing pretty well.
‘How can I say with such certainty?’
“It’s a chance to get to Hampden and we’re hopeful the team we pick can create those chances again.
“They will go in. How can I say that with such certainty? I know Leigh Griffiths too well, I know Jason Cummings too well.
“I’ve worked with Cillian Sheridan and can see what he can do. Alex Jakubiak will take his chances.
“McGhee and Anderson have goals in them, McGowan is showing he’s got goals in him.
“There are goals in the team, we just need to start converting chances and I’m very confident if we stick to what we’ve been doing well and what got promotion.
“We showed last year we could compete against St Johnstone last season and we’ve got stronger since then.
“I’m saying there’s not a lot wrong and I’m standing here bottom of the league and winless.
“We’ve been here before when things haven’t been going right. We always find a way and we will find a way to get it right at this football club.”
‘Risk and reward’
McPake, meanwhile, will leave it late to assess the fitness of both captain Charlie Adam and defender Ryan Sweeney.
“We’ll assess Sweeney again before the game. We won’t risk anything particularly when it’s a head injury.
“And we’ll give Charlie until the last minute. It might be too soon again or we might get 20 minutes out of him.
“He is close but it’s risk and reward.
“He’s feeling strong and good.
“But we don’t want to put him out for six weeks by making a rash decision.
“If it was a cup final, is he fit to play then yeah.
“This is a quarter-final and we have huge games coming up. We’ll make the correct decision on the morning of the game.”