Neil McCann is delighted with the five summer signings he’s made so far and the Dundee boss is determined more will follow.
Monday saw Senegalese striker Jean Alassane Mendy fixed up on a two-year deal from Belgians Lokeren to join fellow-new boys Jack Hamilton, Nathan Ralph, Kharl Madianga and Elton Ngwatala in pre-season training.
Neil felt it was import to get the bulk of his transfer business done as early as possible but his aim is to make more moves before the window slams shut at the end of August.
“I hope to get one or two more in and we’ve always got targets,” said Neil.
“This year we are a bit more advanced than we were this time last year and that’s good because I wanted to get a bit of business done immediately.
“Now you go for ones who can probably be a wee bit more troublesome to get in but we are working hard on that and as the pre-season goes on maybe we’ll get a bit more business done.”
To that end the gaffer has identified specific players and areas of the team where he wants to add more depth but will be giving nothing away on that until contracts have been signed.
“I wouldn’t go into specific areas. There’s definitely specific targets on that and we are working hard on that but we won’t be giving anything away.”
Missing from pre-season so far have been Craig Wighton and Glen Kamara both of whom were on international duty after their seasons with Dundee ended.
Centre-half Steven Caulker has also been absent because of charity work he was committed to before joining up at Dens early this year but all three will report back today.