Where have the Dundee class of 17/18 ended up?
Australia, South Africa and Cyprus among destinations
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 the country’s inaugural Premier League which kicks off in April.
The left-back scored the goal that guaranteed Dundee’s survival last season with an early strike in a 1-0 win over Hamilton in May.
That wasn’t enough to convince manager Neil Mccann to keep him and he moved to Cypriot football with FC Pafos. However, they are battling near the foot of the table this season.
Despite playing his last game for Dundee in October 2016, Low’s contract only came to an end last summer. He joined Derry City shortly after that following a successful loan to the Irish side.
Now, however, he has returned to Scotland and will face the Dark Blues this Saturday when his new club Queen of the South come to Dens Park in the Scottish Cup.
The boyhood Dundee fan’s dream move didn’t turn out as well as he’d hoped with just three goals in 14 games. He’s enjoying a better time of it in South Africa, however, as his Bidwest Vits side lead the way at the top of the table and could well be playing in the African Champions League next campaign.
The Dark Blues have struggled to replace O’hara’s athleticism and physicality in the midfield since he departed – that’s been Peterborough’s gain, however.
He got off to a flyer with three goals in his first two matches and has played 29 times this season.
Wolters returned to Holland with NEC where he suffered a serious knee injury in pre-season. He’s since returned to training but is yet to feature for the club.
Big name centre-back Steven Caulker is without a club.