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James Vincent focused on positives as Dundee take on Forfar
Dundee move on with confidence following the departure of Kane Hemmings to Oxford as they prepare for Saturday's visit of Forfar.
The transfer was the second part of a double blow for Dundee this week, coming less than 24 hours after a 2-1 Betfred Cup defeat at Peterhead left them needing major favours to go through to the second round as one of the four best runners-up ahead of their weekend clash.
But midfielder James Vincent was upbeat, saying: "You can't focus on the negatives. You have to take the positives.
"We have got what we like to think is a big season ahead of us all. This has happened, it's a new format and it is what it is. It's something we are going to have to get used to. It's not been smooth for other teams, Ross County are already out.
"But we have played some good football. In terms of results it's been a little bit frustrating but there were a lot of positives to take from Tuesday night.
"We played a lot of football and dominated for large periods, we just didn't get that goal and result. But more often than not, if we play that way, we will get results."
Manager Paul Hartley will make late decisions on the fitness of Nick Ross, Mark O'Hara and Paul McGowan while Nicky Low is not yet ready to return from his ankle problem.
Forfar have doubts over Michael Kennedy and Marc Scott as they look to shock their Premiership hosts and potentially top Group A.
Station Park manager Gary Bollan said: "If we could qualify it would be a tremendous bonus before the bread and butter starts next week in the league.
"We played well against East Fife in midweek and I was delighted with the creativity that we showed however we know that we are very much the underdogs at Dens Park.
"Playing a full time side away from home is always going to be difficult and doing it just two weeks into the new season is extra tough."