It is no secret that Dundee are on the look-out for striking reinforcements – but front man Jean Mendy believes the solution to the lack of goals already exists at Dens.
The misfiring attack drew a blank for the second league game running on Saturday against Aberdeen with the Dark Blues’ only goal so far in the Premiership coming from midfielder Elton Ngwatala.
A potential transfer involving Shrewsbury Town striker Sam Jones fell through earlier this week with Dundee boss Neil McCann being linked with a move for prolific Ayr hitman Lawrence Shankland, who ironically will line up for the Honest Men at Dens tomorrow in the Betfred Cup.
However, Mendy, who missed a good opportunity to score in the second half against the Dons, insists it is only a matter of time before he and strike partner Sofien Moussa start hitting the back of the net on a regular basis.
The 28-year-old said: “I am used to playing with another striker and I think it is good between Moussa and me.
“He is a strong striker and the ball goes up to him, I can play around him and we are working well.
“We will work together more and more and get better.
“What we have to do is get scoring and that will give us more confidence.
“We haven’t scored now in two games but we will keep going, continue to work to make sure we do get goals.
“The next chance is what is important.
“So far we have played well with good football. Of course, it can be better and you know to win games we need to score.
“But if you are good or bad, what is important is that you look ahead and be ready for the next game.”
Before his move to Dundee, Mendy had played most of his football in France, Belgium and Scandinavia and he admits he is still becoming accustomed to the game in this country.
He said: “Scottish football is physical but football is like this everywhere.
“In football now you have to run a lot – that is the game now.
“It is a good league here and I think there are good players in it and at our team.”