Dundee boss Neil McCann admits both his new signings perfectly fit the identikit profile he has set for any player joining the club.
The Dens manager made the first additions to his squad on Wednesday bringing in Scott Allan on loan from Celtic and Roarie Deacon who was with English side Sutton United last season.
The duo have already shown McCann they have the hunger to succeed that he is looking for and he cannot wait to begin working with them.
The manager said: “Recruitment is crucial this year. Managers won’t get them all right but what I’ve tried to do is identify players who are at a certain age and have a mind-set and desire to go to prove to people how good they are.
“Both guys that we have signed are in that bracket.
“Scott is a quality player and there were a lot of teams after him.
“You could see the impact he had at Hibs – he was sensational.
“Both of the Old Firm were chasing him and Celtic won the race.
“For whatever reason, it hasn’t quite happened for him but you don’t lose that ability.
“From what I’ve seen in my meetings with Scott, he has a real drive, hunger and enthusiasm to go and do a very good job for us.
“So I was delighted when he agreed to come. There is definitely hunger in Scott and Roarie.”
Meanwhile, Dundee have announced details of another pre-season friendly.
McCann’s men already had a game against St Mirren to look forward to in Paisley on July 4 and they will now travel to play Brechin at Glebe Park on Tuesday, July 11, with a 7.45pm kick-off.