Brown: Dundee getting stronger
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:13:00
Dundee interim manager John Brown believes his bottom side can approach Saturday's Premier League match with Inverness with renewed confidence.
The Dark Blues ended a four-month wait for an SPL victory in midweek when they came from behind to defeat St Mirren 2-1 with last goals from John Baird and Jim McAlister.
The Taysiders are still 14 points behind second-bottom St Mirren as they battle to give themselves a chance of staying up against all the odds.
But Brown believes they are entitled to go into their clash with third-top Caley Thistle believing they can carry on the good work.
He said: "The win has given the lads a big lift. The mood was always good before but getting the three points has helped even further.
"We're getting stronger by the game and are beginning to believe in ourselves more.
"It's a case of trying to take that into the Inverness game now which is obviously not going to be easy.
"But if we can do that then of course we can give ourselves a chance on the day.
"We don't fear anyone. We have to give it our best shot against whoever we play and see what happens."
Brown watched his side stage a second-half comeback to beat the Buddies and give him his first win at the helm since taking over.
And he knows they will need the same spirit if they are to put more pressure on the teams above them.
He said: "The lads deserve credit for what they did against St Mirren.
"We looked down and out at one stage but all credit to them for not giving up.
"That's what it's all about when you're in the position we are in at the moment.
"It's about pulling together and giving everything you have.
"We know it's still going to be difficult but in football you never know what can happen.
"I'm hoping the fans get behind us like they did the other night.
"They can play an important part as well by giving the lads a lift.
"We want to do well for them and rest assured we will be giving 100 per cent.
"Terry Butcher and Maurice Malpas have been doing a fantastic job up in Inverness this season but it's up to us to try and get a result on the day."