2 - 0
2 - 0
League (Premier Division)
John Brown (1)
Stuart Rafferty (8)
1. Tam Carson
2. George McGeachie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Stuart Rafferty
5. John McCormack
6. Bobby Glennie
7. Ray Stephen
8. John Brown
9. Colin Harris
10. Bobby Connor
11. Derek McWilliams
12. Walker McCall
14. Lex Richardson
Walker McCall for Derek McWilliams (54)
Lex Richardson for Colin Harris (69)
Ian Scanlon for Mackie (55)
Ian Cameron for Brian Gallagher (75)
A. Waddell (Edinburgh) (Referee)
|Tam Carson (GK)||25||8||-||8||-|
|Lex Richardson (sub)||-||3||-||36||-|
|Walker McCall (sub)||-||7||1||47||20|
No league table has been added for this season.
Naturally we were all delighted to get off the mark points wise at Tannadice last Saturday and the fact that it happened against our city rivals made the result all the more satisfactory.
But while I'm delighted to acknowledge that the team played extremely well and battled hard to earn the convincing victory against United that our supporters have waited so long to witness, one win doesn't make everything in the garden rosy.
It's now up to us to build on that performance and string together a few results that can force us up the League table.
I believe that Saturday's showing was, in a sense, a reward for the efforts over the previous four games when perhaps the team didn't take as much as they deserved from games.
And I am delighted for the supporters who have shown great faith in our efforts to give them the kind of team they deserve.
The players, too, recognise that they've been receiving terrific backing from our fans and I can't overstate the effect this can have on a team.
The difference between the kind of backing we've been getting lately and the more passive support is like night and day.
It really is quite incredible the positive effect this can have on players and I believe they have shown the fans that they are able to respond to support of the best kind.
One result doesn't suddenly make us a team.
Now that we've shown what we can do we must endeavour to give the same in terms of effort and commitment in all games. We must be prepared for the day when we're not playing as well as we know we can and look for this commitment to pull us through and get a positive result.
The players know that I'm looking for this level of endeavour as a guarantee to cover every game and it's now up to them to prove they can do it. The supporters recognise that our performances have not lacked effort and I'll be content if the players can show me this in every outing.
St. Mirren are welcome visitors today and they've indicated, with seven points out of 10, that they're going quite well just now.
Today's game gives us a chance to settle a score from last season when the Saints did well against us and the fact that one or two players will be against their former team should add some spice to the occasion.
It's an important match for us as I want to convince the fans that this club is on the move.
I want to see Dens Park alive again with the supporters anticipating every fixture with high hopes and the players breaking the door down to get on with their job.
We want to give people an incentive to come and see us and help us get this club back where it belongs.