Dundee’s Martin Woods expects new recruits to be up for relegation dogfight

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Dundee’s Martin Woods expects boss Jim McIntyre to bolster the squad at Dens during the transfer window with a host of players who will give their absolute all for the club.

The 32-year-old was part of the manager’s revolution when he saved Ross County from relegation in the 2014-15 season.

Woods and several other new recruits made of the right stuff helped turn around what looked like a hopeless situation for the Staggies to secure their top-flight status.

Now, he wants to be part of another great escape with McIntyre at Dundee with the Dark Blues still rooted to the bottom of the Premiership table after just winning two league games so far this season.

The midfielder said: “There’s no hiding that the gaffer wants to make a lot of changes, get people in he can trust and that know the style of play he wants.

“The previous manager recruited in a certain way and it doesn’t suit the current manager so I expect a lot of changes and we’ll be a lot stronger team come the end of January.

“January was huge for us at Ross County – we found a team and went on a crazy run.

“It was really, really good but it’s a tough league and the players who come in have to hit the ground running.”

Woods added: “They need to have the right character and the manager will be looking to do that with his recruitment.

“It doesn’t always click straight away but that’s why the manager will be looking for certain types, for people who are reliable.

“He’ll want people to go and give their lot. It might not be perfect every week but they’ll give their full lot and they’ll have some guts.

“The manager has been really good, I know what I am getting from him but I think he needs a bit of help so hopefully he gets that this month and a few boys who are up for the challenge.”