Ask Dundee fans to identify the club’s biggest summer transfer priority and a creative midfielder would have won the sort of majority Theresa May can only now dream of.
No doubt the Dens Park regulars would have come up with a dozen or more different names but the biggest box needing ticked was clear to anyone who watched the Dark Blues over the course of last season.
There was plenty of honest endeavour in Paul Hartley’s midfield but composure on the ball and an eye for a pass was sorely lacking.
Scott Allan would have to seriously under perform on his talent for him not to turn out to be an upgrade.
Next on the wish list? Pace.
Again, no new arrival carries a guarantee, but Roarie Deacon would appear to fit the bill on that front.
Like at every other football club, Dundee supporters will have to wait and see if their signings live up to their hype but at the very least they can be heartened by the fact that their new manager has identified the weaknesses that need to be addressed.
If a commanding centre-half and left-back cover are signings number three and four, the perception that McCann’s judgment is on the money will be further enhanced.