Dundee have signed midfielder Martin Woods on a short-term contract but he isn’t fit enough to feature against Motherwell today.
Woods (32) has been at Dens Park for a couple of weeks trying to impress manager Jim McIntyre and his efforts paid off yesterday when he was handed a deal.
McIntyre confirmed: “We have signed Martin on a short-term deal until January.
“I know him really well from our time at Ross County.
“I also know his qualities and what he will bring to the team and the dressing-room.
“He has trained with us over the last couple of weeks but it is way too early for him to go straight into the squad.”
Woods will sit out today’s match at Fir Park and he will be joined on the sidelines by striker Benjamin Kallman.
The Finn suffered a head knock just before half-time against Celtic in midweek and McIntyre confirmed: “He will miss the game with slight concussion.
“We won’t take any chances with him.”
Meanwhile, the Dark Blues’ have had their match against Aberdeen at Pittodrie rescheduled to Tuesday, December 18 (7.45 kick-off).
The change is due to the Dons’ participation in the Betfred Cup final against the Hoops on December 2.
That takes the total of games McIntyre’s men will play next month back up to seven.
They are: Hamilton (h), Rangers (h), Kilmarnock (a), Aberdeen (a), Celtic (a), Livingston (h) and St Johnstone (h).