Dundee hadn’t won away at Livingston in the top flight prior to the weekend in six attempts. A battling performance in which they had to come from behind ended that. Two January arrivals were instrumental in it, as Andrew Nelson and Scott Wright prove to be quite the additions for the Tayside team.
Nelson can’t seem to stop scoring at the minute. His goal at the Tony Macaroni was his fourth in dark blue. Four goals in less than three games means that he’s maintaining an impressive ratio of a goal every 65 minutes.
However, it was his partner in crime, on loan from Aberdeen, that netted the winner. A fantastic free kick worthy of winning any game 10 minutes from time meant Dundee leapt up out the relegation places for the first time this season.
West Lothian has proved a tricky place to go, Aberdeen and Tayside rivals St Johnstone were the only other winners there in the league, prior to Dundee.
Having contributed the assist for Nelson’s goal and chipped in with a goal himself, Wright seems to love life at Dundee under Jim McIntyre. His debut goal, Wright’s only other in three appearances so far, had Dundee in control of a massive relegation six-pointer against Hamilton Accies.
Despite conceding an equaliser, it’s Accies who they’ve leapt above, sitting in 10th separated by Brian Rice’s side on goal difference.
Can they carry momentum?
However, confidence is key for Dundee and the fixture computer hasn’t been kind to them. Three games at Dens Park in their next four makes for nice reading but they play both Glaswegian giants and Edinburgh clubs in the four. If they can get results in the home fixtures against both Hearts and Hibs in particular, then there’s no reason why they can’t secure Premiership safety.
Goals and attacking talent will help them get there so don’t be surprised if there’s more to come from Nelson, Miller and most importantly Scott Wright. He has to be the provider and continue to contribute with goals himself in order to aid the Dee’s Premiership status.