Dundee face Arbroath in Championship action tonight on a seven-match unbeaten run which has turned round the Championship side’s season.

After a difficult start to the campaign, James McPake’s team are well in the promotion hunt, as they currently sit in third place in the Championship table.

Dundee star Christie Elliott feels that one reason for the team’s upturn in form is due to the team spirit that has been fostered at the club.

“Little bit further”

“We all believe in one another and want to go that little bit further to help each other which I believe this team does” he said.

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Dundee’s Christie Elliott (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We have a really good squad and no matter who is playing, they are going to give 100% and have each other’s back. That is a very important factor in being a successful team.”

Elliott feels that training sessions have taken on even more importance than usual during the good run. Players are eager to impress the manager during these sessions to keep their place in the starting line-up.

“Really competitive”

“In training, it is really competitive and in games, even if you are playing well, you are still not sure of your place as we have such a good squad” he disclosed.

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Dundee’s Christie Elliott in action against Inverness (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“The older lads always keep on at the younger ones to give them confidence and keep doing the good things they are doing. It is important as a team that we try to stick together now and keep this run going” Elliott concluded.

A win for Dundee over Arbroath would take them up to second place in the Championship table, only five points behind leaders Hearts.

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