Unwelcome rumours surround Dundee ahead of Celtic Park visit

By John McGinley

August 6, 2021

Dundee are less than 48 hours away from visiting Celtic Park, so today’s speculation surrounding James McPake isn’t the ideal preparation.

The Scottish Sun reports that English League One side MK Dons are preparing to replace Russell Martin with the Dens Park manager.

McPake is said to be one of the leading names on their shortlist after leading Dundee back into the top-flight.

The 37-year-old won the Scottish Championship manager of the year award last term, guiding the Dees through the promotion play-offs.

They’ve also had a strong start to the season, winning all their Scottish League Cup games and drawing 2-2 with St Mirren despite going down to ten men.

The Scottish Sun reckon MK Dons are keen on making a swift appointment. That means it could be an unsettled weekend for McPake and Dundee.

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Not exactly the best circumstances to bring a team to Glasgow to play Ange Postecoglou’s team in front of 24,500 supporters.

Postecoglou will be hoping to see a ruthless Celtic on Sunday after his team’s confidence was boosted by yesterday’s win over Jablonec.

Three points are an absolute must after last week’s opening night defeat to Hearts. We can’t really afford to have a prolonged sluggish start to the league season.

Hopefully, the team can take advantage of this Dundee uncertainty and delight the biggest crowd at Celtic Park in well over a year.

The atmosphere is set to be joyous with new signings such as Kyogo Furuhashi, Carl Starfelt and Joe Hart ready to play in front of Bhoys fans for the first time.

In other news, Forrest and Postecoglou on how the Celtic dressing room is feeling about transfer business.