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MetiNews.Com - The East Kilbride footballer has high hopes for the Championship campaign.
Breaking News ! East Kilbride footballer Jordan McGhee aims to pip former club Hearts to lifting the Championship title next term with Dundee. The Gardenhall defender has been named Dee captain for the upcoming season by gaffer James McPake, and can’t wait to lead out the team for the new league campaign. However, with the Jambos’ relegated from the top flight last term they go into the season as heavy title favourties. The 24-year-old believes they have the quality to bring top flight football back to Dens Park. Read More Related Articles Charlie Adam Dundee deal 'boost' welcomed by skipper Jordan McGhee amid boyhood club talks Jordan McGhee during his time at Hearts (Image: SNS Group) “It’s going to be a difficult league,” the former Duncanrig High School pupil told the News. “We know Hearts and the size of club that they are. “I know myself from when I was playing there how Robbie [Neilson, Hearts boss] likes to work and set up his teams. “We need to make sure we are on the ball to start the season, and I’m sure we will be. “We want to give it a right good go. I believe that the players we have in the dressing room are good enough. “A lot of them have played in the Premiership and we are striving to get back to playing at that level, and get the club back to that level. “In my view, this league is harder to play in than the Scottish Premiership. Read More Related Articles Hamilton Accies chairman fears they can't field a 'competitive team' amid Covid trio blow “It’s more blood and thunder in this league. You don’t get much time on the ball and any team can take points of anyone. “The fact that we were here, and have experienced going to tougher grounds when the wind is blowing and the weather is bad will help us.
. “We are well prepared and know what we need to do week in, week out. “Everyone in the dressing room know the size of the club and there is no reason we shouldn’t be giving it our all to try and win the league.”
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McGhee knows they will have to get off to a fast-start this term, with the season reduced to 27 games after the Covid outbreak impact He added: “We didn’t start the season as well last year. “A few bad results shot our confidence, then we kept a few clean sheets on the bounce and built on that. “We really want to pick up where we left off before the season was called off because we had a few good results towards the end. “Everyone of the boys is a top player and we’re all pulling in the same direction.
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“With the impact of Covid, the dressing room have had to pull together. We all want to do something positive for each other; to drive each other through hard times.” He hopes to repay boss McPake for the “real honour” if being named skipper. “It’s one of the best things I’ve done in football. “Being captain of a club the size of Dundee is something I’ll treasure and remember forever. “Now I want to lead the club out and lead us on to success and hopefully back to the Scottish Premiership.”
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