Paul McGowan insists Dundee are in the s*** and has told his team-mates they need to stand up and be counted. Tuesday’s dispiriting loss at Livingston - a sixth straight Premiership defeat - has left James McPake ’s side five points adrift of safety in 11th place.
Aside from a one-on-one chance midfielder McGowan wasted, the Dark Blues failed to lay a glove on the Lions, who won courtesy of Bruce Anderson’s quick fire double at the start of the second half.And in a refreshingly candid interview, experienced playmaker McGowan insists Dundee cannot afford to carry any passengers as they fight for their top-flight status.He said: “Hopefully it’s an eye opener because we’re in the s*** now, it’s plain and simple.“If I hear anybody talking about top six or that s****, they will be told to shut up because we’re in a dogfight now and we need to realise that. “You don’t just play with ability, it’s about fighting for each other and doing the basics of football.
Livingston were good and every one of them fight for each and make it hard for you We were miles off doing that.“It’s a major eye opener that.
The manager is working to get players in and they’re needed but as players we have to look at ourselves.“Words were said and they had to be.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk