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Charlie Adam: Dundee captain hopes club can go on to match St Johnstone success
July 16, 2021
Dundee captain Charlie Adam needs his boyhood membership to ultimately emulate St Johnstone’s success lately forward of the brand new Scottish Premiership season.
The Tayside workforce clinched a return to Scotland’s prime division after a two-year absence in Could, with 35-year-old Adam named Championship Participant of the Season.
Adam says St Johnstone are the “marker” for all Scottish golf equipment exterior Rangers and Celtic after their home cup double within the 2020-21 marketing campaign, however bringing stability within the Premiership should be the fast objective.
“Security is the important thing after which we are able to construct on that for the long run,” he instructed Sky Sports activities Information.
“Hopefully within the subsequent couple of years we need to transfer to a brand new stadium, progress the soccer membership and the one means we are able to do that’s by being within the Premiership.
“We’ve acquired to take the momentum from final season, profitable soccer matches, into this season.
“If we need to have a look at a marker and the place we are able to go and do issues then undoubtedly St Johnstone.”
Adam believes the competitors inside the Scottish Premiership shall be at its strongest shortly.
“It’ll be an incredible league subsequent 12 months,” the ex-Scotland worldwide stated.
“Hopefully we’re a part of some entertaining video games and we are able to do ourselves and town proud as a result of it has been a very long time since we’ve got been within the Premiership. We’re delighted to be there and we sit up for an enormous problem.”
The promotion of Dundee and Hearts means there shall be three derbies within the Scottish Premiership subsequent season and Adam is trying ahead to taking part in in entrance of followers regularly, notably in opposition to metropolis rivals Dundee United.
“Strolling on the market throughout the highway, 150 yards down the highway, hopefully as captain taking part in in entrance of that crowd with Dundee followers shall be wonderful,” Adam stated.
“I relish the problem. The older you get you admire it a bit of bit extra.”
Dundee have been steered to promotion by first-time supervisor James McPake, who oversaw a noticed robust end to the season, which featured only one defeat of their ultimate 10 video games.
Former Scotland worldwide and West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans is coaching with Dundee after a spell in Australia and McPake says the squad shall be aggressive.
“After we acquired the job we stated we have been attempting to construct a squad that would get us promoted but additionally compete within the Premiership,” stated McPake, who was appointed following the membership’s relegation in 2019.
“We did not need wholesale modifications. We did not need 10 in, 10 say out. We imagine we’ve got constructed a robust squad.”
Dundee open their Scottish Premiership marketing campaign in opposition to St Mirren at Dens Park on July 31.