Where have the Dundee class of 17/18 ended up?

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Health - BY GE­ORGE CRAN

AUST R A L I A, Bu lga r ia, Cyprus, Hol­land, Canada and South Africa are just some of the places Dundee’s class of 2017/18 have ended up.

Peter­bor­ough and Dum­fries might not be so glam­ourous des­ti­na­tions to add to that list but last sum­mer’s de­parted Dees have cer­tainly spread them­selves across the globe.

As for­mer boss Neil McCann tried to build a side ca­pa­ble of bet­ter­ing the Dark Blues’ ninth-placed fin­ish in 2017/18 this cam­paign the squad was re-shaped sig­nif­i­cantly.

Tonight, Tele Sport takes a look at how those play­ers have fared since head­ing from Dens for pas­tures new.

‘Basque Jon’, as he was known af­fec­tion­ately by the Dundee sup­port af­ter an im­pres­sive start to life as a left-back, went back to home-town team Amore­bi­eta.

This month, though, the Uefa Cup fi­nal­ist with Ath­letic Bil­bao has signed for lower league Aus­tralian side Ade­laide Comets.

The goal­keeper was out on loan at Hibs ini­tially af­ter fall­ing out with man­ager Neil McCann be­fore he moved to Celtic in an epic three-way trans­fer in­clud­ing Scott Al­lan and Si­mon Mur­ray.

When his Dens con­tract of­fi­cially ended, Bain signed for the Hoops per­ma­nently and played in this sea­son’s League Cup Fi­nal win.

The Eng­land in­ter­na­tional hasn’t resur­faced since leav­ing Dens Park at the end of Au­gust, de­spite links to English Cham­pi­onship sides like Wi­gan and re­cently Swedish side Oster­sunds.

The f ormer Real So­ciedad de­fender is a free agent since leav­ing Dens Park in the sum­mer af­ter three years with the club.

A firm fans’ favourite in his time at Dens Park for some no-non­sense de­fend­ing and, of course, scor­ing in a derby, the Bul­gar­ian is play­ing for Botev Vrasta in the top tier of his home coun­try.

The Cana­dian of­fi­cially de­parted Dundee this month but left in the sum­mer for a loan deal at Falkirk.

He’s since signed for new Cana­dian out­fit Pa­cific FC to play in

Big name cen­tre-back Steven Caulker is with­out a club.

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