Dundee manager Barry Smith has said that he hopes fans continue to support the team as they look to turn around their form.
The Dark Blues were invited to join the SPL at the last minute and have suffered a baptism of fire in the top flight, winning only one of their 11 games in the league so far. Those results leave Dundee at the foot of the table, eight points adrift, but Smith insists luck has gone against his players and that they have been close to better results.
“I think we’ve competed well in every game,” he told STV. “So we know there’s not a massive difference out there.
“We just have to limit the mistakes that we’re making and when the chances come we have to take them.
“We know that the players are working hard as they can on the pitch. It’s the wee breaks like penalties going against us and other things that haven’t been going for us.“
Smith called for the fans to get behind the team and said that a united front could help improve results.
“I think if everyone sticks together and we all go in the same direction, they know what can be achieved here,” he said. “It’s been proven in previous seasons.
“It’s just a case of the fans being patient with us.
“It’s going to take time and hopefully they do give the players the full backing.”