Hungry Henvey delights Dees boss McCann

Dundee manager Neil McCann is pleased with the progress of Matty Henvey who has returned after his summer break hungry following the arrival of Kevin Scott and Jean Mendy this summer, with experienced striker Sofien Moussa also on the Dens Park club’s books.

The Dark Blues ran out 1-0 winners over Cowdenbeath on Monday evening.

“Matty provided a great finish, but, that is a typical Matty goal, in terms of him getting in behind and that is something we need to look for more this year, that threat over the top. I was really pleased to get him under contract because he was really unlucky: after scoring versus Hamilton, he picked up a horrible injury and it didn’t really give him an opportunity to get back in as it just lingered. He saw Kevin Scott coming in and getting introduced to the fold, so, he has come back hungry; he will join us in Portugal, but, he has a bit of competition there – we have [Sofien] Moussa, and Jean [Mendy] who has just joined us as well. We may look to bring 1 or 2 more in, but, Matty always provides us with a goal-threat and what a threat he can be.

He is still young and still learning the game – there are aspects of his game which definitely need worked on. He loves getting in behind defences but he doesn’t worry too much about getting involved with the interplay; he just wants to be on the shoulder of the last defender and these boys are hard to find and that is why I am so pleased he has signed a new contract.”

Three trialists were on show in Fife but McCann hasn’t yet decided on where their future lies.

“I haven’t made up my mind yet – we still have opportunities. The young boy Frank [Jones] who came on at the back was just a last-minute thing. He came in and done really well, I thought. These are decisions I will make before we head off on Wednesday [today]. [Adil Nabi] has tremendous quality, I think that is obvious. I think he is maybe lacking a wee bit conditioning, but, I will certainly have a look at him.”

You can hear Neil McCann’s full post-match interview below –


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