James McPake’s new look Dark Blues started their pre-season campaign with a comfortable 2-1 win in the Angus sunshine at Brechin. Declan McDaid and Lyall Cameron scored gems in each half, with Brechin City’s goal, a second half equaliser, coming from a trialist.
Brechin manager and Dee legend Barry Smith fielded a team packed with trialists. Dundee used only one trialist, James Murphy, a central midfielder. There were seven changes at half time, with no-one playing for the full 90 minutes.