Neil McCann aiming to bring in striker despite budget worry
The Dundee boss said his side are struggling to find a forward that fits their budget.
Dundee manager Neil McCann said his side 'need help' in the striking department but fears he may be priced out of potential transfers.
After seeing his side lose 1-0 to Aberdeen on Saturday, McCann said he is looking to bring in another forward to bolster his attacking options but said competition in the market has made any moves difficult for him.
Last week, the Dark Blues slipped to defeat against St Mirren after spurning several chances in front of goal, and after a similar display against Aberdeen, McCann said he was aware that he needs to bring in another striker.
He said: "We need help in that department, we need someone in for that area."
"There is no update on anyone, it's difficult in the market with the budget we work on.
"The problem is the money down in England, it's very competitive and we are priced out of so many markets.
"You just have to be patient and hope one comes up that fits the budget."
Former Dundee United winger Mackay-Steven took flak as he made his return to Tayside but the 27-year-old had the last laugh as he stroked home the winner late on.
"I always seem to get a bit of stick here but I was delighted to get the win," he said after Aberdeen grabbed all three points, having missed their own fair share of chances.
"I was happy to stroke the penalty away in the end. I was confident again - it was my penalty.
"The way we won shows a lot about us.
"Dundee are a good side and certain things didn't go our way.
"But we just wanted to keep plugging away and getting down the sides, for myself and Niall McGinn to keep getting at our full-backs and getting balls into the box.
"We've got quality all over the pitch so we knew we'd create chances - it was just a case of taking one."