Dundee manager Jim McIntyre has admitted that he needs to bring in several new players in January if his side are to have any chance of avoiding relegation.
The Dark Blues slumped to a 5-1 defeat at Aberdeen on Tuesday and are at the foot of the table after losing 13 of their first 18 matches of the campaign.
They are only behind 11th-placed St Mirren on goal difference though while Hamilton are four points better off in 10th so former Ross County, Queen of the South and Dunfermline Athletic boss McIntrye has not given up hope of avoiding the drop.
"We know where we are. There clearly needs to be change," he said.
"It's a difficult window and St Mirren will be doing the same thing and possibly so will Hamilton. But the bottom line is we need a bit more. The players that have been playing regularly need a bit of help.
"Our fight will not be against Aberdeen. Our fight will be against St Mirren and Hamilton and trying to stay in touch with them and get above them.
"I'm not going to make excuses. It just wasn't good enough. I know exactly what needs to be done here."
Dundee are 15/2 to draw against Celtic on Saturday and 5/4 to finish at the bottom of the table this season.
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