“It is so important to come up and to try and put a smile on the kids’ faces.
“It does put things into perspective, especially as you walk round and you get chatting to some of the parents. Some of the strength and positivity the kids have is incredible and the positive attitude the parents have is so good to see.
“We have got to know some of the staff and it is nice to see them with a smile on their faces when we come up as well.
“With the manager’s situation, as players we just have to get on with our job. It is what it is, that speculation is part and parcel of football.
“Just like everyone else, we are waiting to see what happens. That’s out of our control. We have a game on Friday to focus on and that is what we are looking forward to. We trained today and we will train tomorrow and all our focus will be on getting prepared for the game.
“Paul Sheerin (who along with Barry Robson put on training today) is a good, experienced manager. He has done a great job with the U20s. He came in today and put on a great session. The boys are so professional and want to work as hard as they can. Nothing changes in that aspect. Everyone wants to keep driving forward.
“We all want to win on Friday to get back to winning ways.
“All the players and staff are working together. We all need the same thing, and that is a win on Friday. Dundee and Dens Park is always a good venue anyway, the fans love going down there and I am sure they will back us in good numbers.
“It is a time when we all need to come together and look forward to the game and hopefully come away with the three points.”