Dundee James McPake feels that the criticism that his side received earlier in the season was merited. The Dens Park side started the season slowly, and only won one of their first five league games.

However, in the recent weeks the season has turned round, and Dundee are unbeaten in their last five league games. Tuesday night’s 3-1 win over Alloa has moved them up to third in the league table. They are well in the hunt for the promotion play-off places.

Fighting spirit shown in victory

McPake is now happy with how his side is performing, but he understands the earlier criticism. However, he was pleased with the fighting spirit his team showed to come from a goal down to defeat Alloa.

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Dundee players celebrate scoring against Alloa (Photo by Roddy Scott/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We had a different kind of test, recently we’ve had tests when we’ve been in the lead but this was different. We had to come out fighting and I think you saw that” he said (The Courier).

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“Delighted for my players”

“I’m delighted for my players because there has been a lot of stick. Rightly so because we’ve not been good enough, but we believe we are starting to build a bit of momentum. But we need to keep going” McPake concluded.

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Dundee is on a good run of form (Photo by Roddy Scott/SNS Group via Getty Images)

McPake’s Dundee revival faces its’ sternest test when his team faces Championship league leaders Hearts on Saturday night. Revenge will be on the mind of the Dundee players you would imagine, after a 6-2 loss at Tynecastle in the first game of the Championship season. A win over the leaders would show that Dundee will be a force to be reckoned with in the Championship this season.

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