Four personal be key for Dee
DUNDEE face Kilmarnock at Dens on Saturday in what’s their biggest game of the season so far.
Win and the Dark Blues are off the bottom of the league for at least 24 hours. Lose and a worrying gap will be opening up.
That makes victory vital and it’s likely to be decided by who comes out on top in several key battles on and off the pitch.
Tonight we l ook at where the destination of those massive points will be decided.
Josh Meekings v Kris Boyd
He’s 34 and has made as many headlines this season for his new-found career in media punditry than for his performances on the park.
Even so, Killie striker Kris Boyd is a man Dundee will have to stop if they are to achieve their aim of getting the three points that would take them off the bottom of the Premiership.
It won’t be easy because, if former Rangers and Scotland man Boyd is not the force he once was, he is still a dangerous striker with an eye for goal.
A respectable haul of six goals from 14 appearances this term shows that and he was on target as Steve Clarke’s men won at Hearts last time out.
Stopping him will take a team effort but the man handed most of the responsibility could be Josh Meekings.
As an experienced top-flight defender, he’ll know all about the threat of Boyd and, while the Dee defence has been leaky this term, Meekings’ own form has been good.
Dark Blues defender Josh Meekings will need to be at his best to keep Killie striker Kris Boyd quiet. Full-back Cammy Kerr tangles with Kilmarnock’s Jordan Jones the last time the