Dundee captain Charlie Adam believes that his boyhood club can go on to emulate the success of St Johnstone recently. Dundee claimed a spot in the Scottish Premier League after an absence of two years. Adam was named as the Championship Player of the Season after a scintillating run of form. He believes that St Johnstone should be a marker for all Scottish clubs apart from Rangers and Celtic. The club won the domestic cup double last season. Although he maintained that securing consistency in the Premiership is of utmost importance.
“Safety is the key and then we can build on that for the future,” Dundee captain Charlie Adam said. “Hopefully in the next couple of years we are looking to move to a new stadium, progress the football club and the only way we can do that is by being in the Premiership. We have got to take the momentum from last season, winning football matches, into this season. If we want to look at a marker and where we can go and do things then definitely St Johnstone.”
“It’s going to be a great league next year,” he added. “Hopefully we are part of some entertaining games and we can do ourselves and the city proud because it has been a long time since we have been in the Premiership. We are delighted to be there and we look forward to a big challenge.”
Dundee and hearts both gained promotion back to the Scottish Premier League last season. The two clubs ensure that there will be three big derbies next season. Adam says he cannot wait to play in front of the fans.
“Walking out there across the road, 150 yards down the road, hopefully as captain playing in front of that crowd with Dundee fans will be amazing,” Adam said. “I relish the challenge. The older you get you appreciate it a little bit more.”