Nicky Low: Dundee signing eager for regular games and cup win

Dundee midfielder Nicky Low
Nicky Low has signed a three-year deal with Dundee

Nicky Low is eager to get his spell at Dundee started after moving to Dens Park in search of regular football.

And Low, 23, insists there is no reason why the Dark Blues cannot win a trophy with manager Paul Hartley intending to play his "strongest team" in cup games.

"It was a chance to come and play more regularly which I need to do at my age," said Low of his move.

"It is a club on the up, not just a team but as a club. I've heard great things."

Low, who signed a pre-contract at Dens in April, featured in five of Aberdeen's six Europa League qualifying ties last season and was one of the scorers in the penalty shoot-out win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the 2014 Scottish League Cup final.

However, he struggled to hold down a regular place at Pittodrie, where he started his senior career.

Nicky Low during his spell with Aberdeen
Low came through the youth ranks with Aberdeen and won a League Cup winners' medal in 2014

"I felt when I played at Aberdeen I was doing well but I just couldn't get a run of games in the team," he explained. "There were experienced boys in front of me and they were doing well at the time and winning games so I couldn't really complain.

"The gaffer here has said if I come and perform the way I can, I'll be in the team. He sold me on the club.

"Obviously knowing him as I do, he was my captain at Aberdeen and he took me to [Hartley's former club] Alloa on loan, I knew what kind of person he was, the way he likes to play the game.

"I think that's a big part of me coming here, I felt as if I was wanted and that gives you great confidence without even playing. If you're wanted it makes a big difference.

"When the season starts and in pre-season games, I'll need to show why the gaffer signed me. He obviously showed a lot of belief in me to give me a three-year deal."

And Low hopes Dundee can emulate his former club by winning a domestic trophy.

"There is no doubt it's a massive club and the fans have been starved of success," he added.

"Obviously winning the Scottish Championship [in 2014] was good, but as Paul stated in interviews last week they're going to try to win a cup like we've seen in previous years with Kilmarnock and St Mirren who have done it [with the League Cup in 2012 and 2013].

"I don't see why Dundee can't produce."

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