New boy Davies’ in­jury could give boss Macca a ma­jor sign­ing headache

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DUNDEE boss Jim Mcin­tyre may have to re­jig his sign­ing plans for this trans­fer win­dow if the worst f ears over new re­cruit An­drew Davies are con­firmed.

Davies, who only signed up on an 18-month deal last week, was stretchered off with a sus­pected bro­ken foot dur­ing a bounce game against St John­stone on Sat­ur­day.

And if a scan t oday re­veals he has i ndeed suf­fered a break, it could mean a long-term ab­sence for the 34-year-old.

That, in turn, would force a re­think when it comes to fur­ther sign­ing tar­gets this month.

With Andy Boyle’s loan spell from Pre­ston North End be­ing brought to a pre­ma­ture end and Dar­ren O’dea fac­ing a two-game sus­pen­sion that will take in next week’s top-flight clashes with Hearts and Mother well, it means Dundee have just two fit first-team cen­tre backs – Genseric Kusunga and Ryan In­niss.

And, hav­ing tar­geted mid­field and the wide ar­eas as his sign­ing pri­or­i­ties for the rest of the win­dow, Jim may have to in­stead move for an­other cen­tral de­fender.

The Dark Blues can’t re­call 20-year-old Kerr Wad­dell from his loan at Mor­ton, due to the terms of the agree­ment.

Although Premier­ship sur­vival re­mains by far the top pri­or­ity, Jim stressed he wants a run in the Scot­tish Cup as well, and that means see­ing off QOS at Dens on Sat­ur­day.

“The first game is the cup game and we want to go into the next round,” he said. “It’s im­por­tant to the club and it’s al­ways good to try and get some sort of cup run. It’s good for the rev­enue so we are fixed on get­ting a pos­i­tive re­sult.”

Teenage de­fender Dan Jef­feries was back at Dens to­day after his loan spell at Partick came to an end.

Dundee cen­tre-back An­drew Davies.

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