The 2023/24 SPFL season is slowly hotting up across the divisions.
And up and down the leagues there are a number of Dundee players plying their trade out on loan.
Eight in fact with three in the Championship, two in League One, two in League Two and one in the Highland League.
So how are they all getting on?
Courier Sport took a look at their early games away from Dens Park.
Dens academy graduate Anderson is just five games shy of 100 Dundee appearances but will spend the season on loan at Inverness.
Caley Thistle had been struggling big time, six defeats on the spin before Anderson came in.
Just one game played but Anderson will hoping to continue his positive start at Arbroath on Saturday.
Young centre-back Graham is highly-regarded at Dens Park but is yet to make his first-team debut.
Watched by some big clubs already, the Dark Blues are ensuring the defender gets plenty of experience under his belt.
After playing 31 times for Albion Rovers last season, Luke Graham joined Montrose on transfer deadline day.
He made his debut off the bench in their 3-2 win at Queen of the South last week and has been tipped by Montrose boss Stewart Petrie to add some much-needed “aggression” to an injury-hit defence.
Young striker Mutale joined Graham at Albion Rovers last season, scoring once in 11 games, and was a key absentee as Rovers crashed out of League Two via the pyramid play-off.
Mutale scored and set one up for Dundee B in the SPFL Trust Trophy win over Buckie Thistle earlier this season before joining Forfar in League Two.
However, just two games into the loan spell an ankle ligament injury has ruled him for the “foreseeable future”.
Eighteen-year-old Ewan Murray joined Highland League champions Brechin City as they bid to return to the SPFL.
He has featured mainly as a left-wing back and has impressed so far.
Young goalkeeper Sharp started last season as No 1 at Dens Park but has found game time limited in 2023.
Now, he’s out getting first-team action in the Championship with Dunfermline, playing for his former Dens boss James McPake.
Courier Sport’s Dunfermline writer Craig Cairns has seen plenty of his matches so far. He said: “Harry Sharp made a poor error for the goal that Dunfermline conceded at the weekend but he has done well either side of that, and younger goalkeepers are more prone to mistakes.
“Sharp looks more confident and commanding than his 22 years would suggest.
“Dunfermline have the best defence in the Championship outside of Dundee United and set clean sheet records last season with Deniz Mehmet in goals. To come into that, essentially as an emergency loan, speaks volumes about the player.”
Wilkie featured for the Dundee first team in the Viaplay Cup but is back in League One after spending last season at Peterhead.
The young defender has played five times so far for Edinburgh City since moving to the capital.
However, City are struggling at the foot of the table with no wins from those five league games.
Young defender Sweenie-Rowe joined Stenhousemuir until January but has only played two minutes so far for the League Two outfit.
The most senior of all Dundee loanees, Shaun Byrne is unsurprisingly making a positive impact on the second tier.
Byrne has played four times now for Raith Rovers, playing 90 minutes in important recent wins over Dunfermline and Queen’s Park.
Craig Cairns has also seen plenty of Byrne for Rovers, saying: “There was no secret that many clubs were chasing the signature of Shaun Byrne.
“It has been easy to see why. Byrne has started every match, forming a formidable partnership in the middle of the park with Scott Brown.
“Manager Ian Murray recently spoke about getting “your best players on the pitch” and Byrne’s arrival has brought with it a change in formation to accommodate him.”