PAUL HARTLEY will give his dejected Dundee players the chance to atone for last week’s Scottish Cup shocker when they face Aberdeen at Pittodrie tonight.
The Dens Park boss could start with the same line-up that crashed out of the trophy when they went down 2-0 at home to the Championship’s rock-bottom side St Mirren.
With skipper Darren O’Dea suspended and James McPake and ex-Don Nicky Low not yet fit enough for first team action, Hartley will choose from an unchanged squad.
He has considered making changes, but letting the players make amends is also on his mind.
He said: “The team I put out last week was the same team that beat St Johnstone 3-0 in the last game before the break. I didn’t change anything.
“The players just didn’t perform and I’m sure there will be a big reaction from them against Aberdeen. There has to be.
“They know they are better than they showed, so they have a great opportunity in front of the TV cameras to go and put on a good show.”
Meanwhile, the hunt for new talent in this transfer window is continuing.
Hartley added: “It’s really difficult to get the right type of player. We will try our best right up till the end of the window.”