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