Dundee manager James McPake says he’s hopeful Danny Mullen’s injury is ‘not too bad’ after a 2-2 draw with West Ham United.

The English Premier League side provided a stern test for McPake’s newly-promoted cinch Premiership team, going 2-0 up before West Ham United pulled the game level. Mullen left the Dens Park turf injured in the first half with an ankle problem but McPake is hoping he’s ok.

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McPake’s team drew with the Premier League club. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He said: “The only disappointment was Danny Mullen’s injury. We thought we had got through pre-season injury free but we’ll get that scanned. With a bit of luck it’s not too bad. We are going up a level. No disrespect to the Championship but we’re going up a pretty big gulf in class in league terms.

“We need to be ready for that and playing West Ham United will have helped that. They are a very good team, we saw their quality and the problems they can cause you. West Ham caused us a lot of problems and that’s good because we need to find ways to deal with that.

“We’ll get asked a lot more questions in the Premiership this season than we did in the Championship. I thought the players were excellent and they have been since the first day of pre-season. It is about fitness but you want good performances and to see what you’ve been working on.”

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