Dundee academy chief Stephen Wright says coaches at the Scottish Premiership club are learning ‘so much’ from Gordon Strachan, despite his consultancy work with Celtic.

Strachan spoke with Wright about taking on the short-term contract at Celtic, alongside his work as technical director at Dens Park. Dundee manager James McPake has credited Strachan as a key factor behind the club’s promotion back to the Premiership this season.

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Strachan is key at Dens Park. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Wright follows the same path. He believes Dundee are fortunate to have Strachan in and around the building as he opens up on his chat with the technical director, after news of his role with Celtic went public.

He said (DC): “Gordon is still very much involved. He spoke to me when the Celtic thing came up and assured me he’d still be doing everything he does for us to help the coaches and the players. He’s been around, helping the coaches and it’s great for us. We learn so much from just an hour with Gordon Strachan on the training pitch.

 

“We’re very lucky to have him around. We’re happy where we are just now but we are doing everything we can to make things better. We keep working hard to try to get players into the first team. That’s always the first priority.”

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