The likes of Osman Sow and Celtic loanee Jonathan Afolabi have been backed to deliver the goods for Dundee by manager James McPake.

The Dee return to action this weekend against Queen of the South in what will be their first game in almost three weeks. McPake has an abundance of attacking talent to pick from, Sow being the main man in attack this term while competition and injury has limited his Celtic loanee to three Championship starts.

The Celtic loanee has struggled for starts.

The Celtic loanee has struggled for starts at Dundee.  (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

But he says that all of his strikers are expected to deliver in the final third: “I think a couple of players have delivered the goods. Osman has been excellent and Paul McMullan has only played 60 minutes. Danny Mullen has did his bit although it’s been a stop-start season for him in terms of injury.

“Jonathan Afolabi has also did hit bit – I hope I haven’t missed anyone at the top end of the pitch out! I challenge the strikers and whoever produces the good will stay in the team. We need them to hit form.

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“We need them to get us goals but we have proven strikers at this level and the level above. Whatever ones we go with, we will expect them to deliver the goods. They need to deliver when they go over the white line but I don’t think I can be too critical of my players.

Won’t be critical.

“We had that bad start where I think I could be but after that we have been pretty consistent, taking away that Raith game (where Dundee lost 3-1). If you take that out the equation, they have been excellent at certain points this season.”

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