According to the Daily Record, the Dee were fighting with Premiership sides St Johnstone and Ross County for the young attacker’s signature. It’s the Dens Park side though who have won the race.
He joins the club on a six-month loan deal. The 17-year-old strengthens the attacking department at Dens Park.
Some Dundee fans have reacted to McPake arriving in Tayside.
Welcome to Dundee josh – lets have it mate! 👍
— Mick McKay (@mickjmckay) August 20, 2019
— Linda Rose🏴🏴 (@dee4life59) August 20, 2019
Brilliant.. Welcome to Dens @jjoshmcpake 💙
— ΛᄂΛП (@AlMcDee1893) August 20, 2019
Good player , We are seeing the benefit of having Strachan in situ
— X-Anon (@XAnon47899610) August 20, 2019
Delighted Josh Mcpake has joined us loan the lads a top player.
— Longy (@longydfc) August 20, 2019
Welcome to Dundee 💙 https://t.co/AHGZsjAWxy
— TeamDee (@TeamDeeUK) August 20, 2019
McPake should do well with Dundee
This is a decent signing for the Dens Park club, even if it is just a short-term deal. McPake will add versatility to the Dee forward line, with the ability to play as a centre forward or on the wing.
Incredibly quick and a great dribbler of the ball, the 17-year-old has all the ability to make the jump into the senior game on a regular basis.
He has shown this in the Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup, netting against Berwick Rangers and Stranraer for the Rangers colts side.
This will be great for his development too. There is only so much you can learn in the Reserve League, playing competitive football every week will really mature him as a player.
He could be in line to make his debut against Inverness this weekend. Some fans certainly seem keen to see McPake in action for Dundee.