Dundee fans back­ing Randy to ‘come good’

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - SPORTS - BY GE­ORGE CRAN

DUNDEE fans have backed Dutch winger Randy Wolters to “come good” for the Dark Blues after he ex­pressed feel­ing a bout of home­sick­ness.

Since sign­ing in the sum­mer, it’s been a stop-start be­gin­ning to life at Dens Park for the 27-year-old with a ham­string prob­lem keep­ing him out lately.

He’s back in train­ing now and came off the bench in the 1-1 draw with Hibernian last Sun­day.

How­ever, in a reg­u­lar col­umn in his home­town news­pa­per Lei­d­sch Dag­blad called ‘Randy in Dundee’, Wolters said it’s tak­ing time for him to set­tle in the city.

He said: “Dundee does not feel like home yet. Maybe it will never feel so, be­cause I am too much at­tached to the Nether­lands.

“This week I’m here for the first time on my own. De­sireé is in the Nether­lands for some ap­point­ments. I miss her. When she is here, I have more dis­trac­tion. Now I’m re­ally ap­pointed to my­self.

“It’s a re­lief that I’m re­cov­ered from my light ham­string in­jury.

“For­tu­nately it’s go­ing the right way with me. I also know that I’m not yet at the level of what I can get.

“The trainer wants me to do many one-on-one ac­tions, run and fly a lot. I’m not re­ally a type like that.

“I’m more for nice and com­bi­na­tion foot­ball. It is a very dif­fer­ent game here. I’m hav­ing some trou­ble with that.

“Be­cause of the in­ter­na­tion­als, I’m free for three days at the end of this week. To­day I went back to Lei­den. I’ve been­look­ing for­ward to it, I have to say. Talk­ing Dutch to every­one.”

OnFace­book,DeesLeeMac­far­lane and Ar­ran Hill backed Wolters to be a suc­cess.

Lee said; “Keep the chin up Randy, things will come good. If you give 100% on and off the park you will be a Dens Park star.”

Ar­ran added: “100% with Lee, things will come good for you. It takes time to ad­just but keep the head down.”

Mean­while, Dundee have snapped up Span­ish left-back Jon Aurtenetxe on a short-term deal.

De­spite cool­ing on a deal for the for­mer Ath­letic Bil­bao and Celta Vigo de­fender, Dark Blues boss Neil McCann has signed the Basque player on a con­tract un­til Jan­uary.

Aurtenetxe left boy­hood club Amore­bi­eta, who play in the third tier of Span­ish foot­ball, ear­lier in the week.

In six years at Bil­bao, the 25-year-old played 90 times, in­clud­ing two Copa Del Rey Fi­nals and a Europa League Fi­nal.

Wolters is back in train­ing after suf­fer­ing a ham­string in­jury against Hamil­ton.

Span­ish left-back Jon Aurtenetxe has signed at Dens un­til Jan­uary.

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