Dundee V Raith at Dens Park Stadium : Match Preview

25 August 2014 04:01
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Dundee expected to make changes

Dundee manager Paul Hartley has challenged his players to continue their impressive start to the season when they welcome Raith to Dens Park for their second round League Cup tie.

The Dark Blues are undefeated in four games in the Premiership campaign so far and are likely to make a few changes from the side which defeated St Mirren.

Kevin McBride (leg knock) and Kevin Thomson (calf) are both set to miss out along with Simon Ferry who took a knock in training at the end of last week.

Full-back Willie Dyer is still sidelined because of his knee while Paul McGowan will be given until the last minute to prove his fitness.

Raith are looking to bounce back from Saturday's 4-0 defeat from Hearts but they will again be without injured defenders Craig Barr (knee) and Dougie Hill (groin).

The Kirkcaldy side won at Dens Park on Scottish Cup duty last November and manager Grant Murray would be delighted with a repeat, although he admitted their opponents have improved since then.

Murray said: "Dundee have changed manager, been promoted and brought in a host of new players since then so it will be tough to do it again.

"However we are determined to get going again and grateful for having a quick chance to do so."

Source: PA