We must stop giv­ing teams a head start

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today - By CIARAN SHANKS

MAR­CUS Haber reck­ons Dundee can’t keep giv­ing them­selves “a moun­tain to climb” as they con­tinue their bat­tle to es­cape the drop zone.

The Dundee striker says it’s time to stop talk­ing about per­for­mances and, in­stead, fo­cus on pick­ing up three points.

Kil­marnock ar­rive at Dens Park on Satur­day for a vi­tal clash as both teams fight to make their way out of rel­e­ga­tion dan­ger.

Dundee re­main an­chored to the bot­tom spot fol­low­ing five con­sec­u­tive de­feats.

The most re­cent loss came at the hands of Hibs, who ran out 2-1 win­ners at Easter Road.

Cana­dian tar­get­man Haber brought Dundee level with a header fol­low­ing a goal from ex-Dee winger Martin Boyle in the first minute.

But, de­spite an­other promis­ing dis­play, the Dark Blues fell to a sec­ond-half win­ner from for­mer Dundee United striker Si­mon Mur­ray.

Haber be­lieves the Dens Park squad is “re­silient” and reck­ons gaffer Neil McCann can see them through the rough patch.

He said: “We’re dis­ap­pointed. I felt we gave a good ac­count of our­selves away from home.

“We gave away some sloppy goals. Ob­vi­ously, it’s dif­fi­cult when you go be­hind in the first minute and you’ve got to re­group.

“We re­sponded quite well. We feel like we’re a re­silient group of play­ers.

“We can’t keep giv­ing our­selves a moun­tain to climb, es­pe­cially against good teams like Hibs.

“Ev­ery player would say the same. You try to do your bit for the team, work hard as a unit and we need to stay to­gether when re­sults aren’t go­ing our way.

“We’ve got a good group of play­ers, a deep squad and a man­ager who is very en­thu­si­as­tic and very or­gan­ised in the way he wants to do things.”

The i nter­na­tional break gives Dundee time to re­group ahead of Kil­lie’s ar­rival on Satur­day.

Three points sep­a­rate the sides at the bot­tom end of the Pre­mier­ship.

Kil­marnock are en­joy­ing a new

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