Hon­est O’Dea likes McIntyre’s blame game

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DAR­REN O’DEA has re­vealed how Jim McIntyre’s new regime of ‘ac­count­abil­ity’ can help save Dundee’s sea­son.

O’Dea spoke out on the eve of to­day’s cru­cial clash with fel­low strug­glers St Mir­ren where vic­tory at Dens Park would see them move off the dreaded foot of the Premier­ship ta­ble.

McIntyre re­placed for­mer man­ager Neil McCann last month and has en­dured a tough start by los­ing his four games at the helm without see­ing his side score a sin­gle goal.

But for­mer Celtic and Re­pub­lic of Ire­land de­fender O’Dea is con­vinced McIntyre’s meth­ods will pay div­i­dends in the long-run.

O’Dea said: “He’s stretched the tempo of our play and the en­ergy within the team, and the ac­count­abil­ity for both on and off the ball.

“Each player is ac­count­able for cer­tain jobs within the team. It’s very clear within the dress­ing room what your job is. So if there’s a prob­lem or a mis­take then it’s quite clear where the fin­ger should be pointed.

“That’s what we need now. We need ac­count­abil­ity re­vis­its.

“There’s no point hid­ing be­hind things.”

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