Dundee manager James McPake has warned his players to to take Ross County lightly tomorrow night, despite the Staggies being at the foot of the Premiership table, and insists Malky Mackay’s side will be gunning for all three points.

McPake knows exactly the sitation County find themselves in after Dundee were in a similar spot a few weeks ago and the Dens Park boss knows just how important getting the win is for the Dingwall side.

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While McPake has warned his players not to be complacent, he is confident his side has the ability to “hurt other teams” as he challenged them to reach the levels of recent performances as they start to climb up the table.

“Ross County’s position is similar to ours a few weeks ago – doing well in games but coming away wondering how they’ve lost,” McPake said.


“From what I’ve seen, that’s happened a few times. We can’t look at their position or think about them being desperate for their first win of the season.

“We know that feeling, it was us a couple of weeks ago. They are coming here to win.

“Both teams are under pressure for a result.

“We can maybe catch teams above us while County can get back on our tails with a win. “Other teams have really tough fixtures and that’s why we wanted back into this league.

“Every game is vitally important. It’s a game we are looking forward to. We’re back at home and we need to be of the levels we reached against Aberdeen and Hibs.

“If we do that, we have players who can hurt other teams.”

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