By David Buick and Ben Banks

James McPake has said he can take Dundee forward after the 2-0 Dee defeat to Dunfermline.

Goals from Ryan Dow and Kevin Nisbet sealed a first Pars win in five for Stevie Crawford. For McPake, it was a third defeat in succession without a goal scored.

Dundee were easily beaten by Dunfermline. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Whilst they remain in the play-off spots with a game in hand, Morton as low as seventh are only three points behind them now.

McPake was left frustrated after the Fife defeat and called for new players: “It was really poor. We started extremely poor, no tempo, no drive.

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“No real fluency to our game and not enough of our senior players standing up and being counted. We were playing against a team that has lost five in a row, we should have been able to take the game to them.

Dundee have been on a ‘downward spiral’ for a lengthy spell says McPake. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“We work all week and that’s all well and good, but we turn up and it just doesn’t click. What I will say is I believe in my ability to get this right, I’m working extremely hard, as are the players.

“But unfortunately it’s not showing. We need help, we need to bring in a couple that will freshen the place up. It sounds daft as we had so many in and out in the summer.

“But the process is what it is. We’re a club that’s been on a downward spiral for the last couple of years and we’ve not got it right yet. But we need to and we need to quickly.”

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