Dundee veteran Paul McGowan hasn’t yet given up hope on Dundee overtaking Hearts in the battle to win the Championship.

At the moment, Hearts are clear at the top of the Championship table. Dundee are currently third in the table, eight points behind the league leaders.

However, Dundee showed that on their day they can match anyone in the league with a 3-1 win over Hearts at the start of the month.

Still has hope

Ahead of the trip to Arbroath on Friday night. McGowan stated that even though it would be difficult his side are still hoping to overtake Robbie Neilson’s side.

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Dundee’s Paul McGowan in action against Hearts (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I’m confident if we keep performing the way we have, I think we could” he said.

“Hearts are a good side. They won’t drop many points, especially at home. So we probably need to win all our games to have a right good chance. I’m confident in the boys that we can do it. You’ve seen over the last few weeks, we can continue that then we’ll push Hearts very close” McGowan stated.

Unbeaten in seven games

Dundee is in an excellent run of form at the moment, and are unbeaten in their last seven games in all competitions.

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Paul McGowan’s Dundee is in good form (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

McGowan feels that the Championship is a league where anything can happen, so he still has hope Dundee can pull off a great comeback in the title race.

“That’s my second year in the league, and anything can happen. It’s a tough league. It’s took me by surprise. Points will be dropped, that’s for sure. We just need to make sure that it’s not us. But of course, I’m confident in boys. I’ve confident in the squad we’ve got here” he concluded.

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