Dundee’s Glen Kamara has urged the club’s fans to keep faith with the players, insisting it is only a matter of time before results improve.
The Dark Blues slumped to their fourth defeat in a row on Saturday, losing 1-0 to St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.
Neil McCann’s men started the game well but could not capitalise on that bright beginning with Saints becoming stronger as the match progressed.
Once the home side’s Tony Watt scored what proved to be the only goal of the game in the 51st minute, it seemed to knock the stuffing out of the Dundee players with the travelling support voicing their displeasure at the final whistle.
However, Kamara insists the fans are more important than ever, especially with a game against Motherwell – who beat Dundee four times last season – looming large on the horizon at Dens on Saturday.
The 22-year-old Finnish international, who was making his first league start of the campaign on Saturday after recovering from an ankle injury, said: “We need the support. You always want the support. It’s hard to take but we go again next week.
“Of course I can understand (why they are frustrated).
“That’s four defeats in a row which isn’t good. Hopefully we can pick ourselves up next week.
“The older heads and the manager are there to help us so hopefully we can pick up.
“We’ve got a good team. I don’t know if you liked what you saw in the first half, but we can definitely do stuff.
“Hopefully we can put it together and show people what we can do.
“We played so well in the first half and couldn’t get the result we needed. When we went 1-0 down, our shape went a little bit and everybody lost their focus.”
This is Kamara’s second season in the Scottish Premiership and he admitted he is trying to help some of the club’s new summer signings adapt to the game in this country with words of advice.
He added: “We all need to play together and start talking about it and putting it together.
“It’s a tough league and it’s not an easy ride. You’ve got to go out there and show what you can do.
“I’ve said that to a few of the boys, trying to help the guys who don’t speak that much English. I’m always trying to advise them.”