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    Dundee were thumped 4-0 at home by St Johnstone today which seen the Dens Park club suffer a fifth straight league defeat at home. The ending of the match also seen McCann clash with Saints substitute goalkeeper Zander Clark.

     

    It was an afternoon to forget for the Dens Park faithful who were to witness yet another defeat at home. St Johnstone were worthy winners and won’t find an easier three points all this season.

    A Jordon Piggott own goal on the youngsters debut put the Saints in the lead and that was followed by a double from Chris Kane which came either side of a Blair Alston goal.

    At the final whistle, a small scuffle broke out between the Dundee manager as he was passing the St Johnstone bench which McCann described as “handbags.”

    McCann said: "The spat at the end, I'm just a bit fired up," he said. "I thought I was controlled during the match but I've gone over and words were exchanged and one of their players has put their hand on me and wouldn't let go.

    "I asked him to let go and he wouldn't. It took me a wee bit of time to calm down and walk away.

    "But when somebody puts their hands on you and you ask them to remove them and they don't, it is hard to just back off.

    "I put my hands up to grab Zander to say get his hands off me. Then I retracted them because I had started to regain my composure.

    "There was no punch, no slap or anything like that though."

    McCann also blasted the players for their inept performance which has seen the club without a home win all year and staring right into the face of a battle to stay out of the bottom two.

    "I'm ashamed of the performance. I'm embarrassed by it. There is nothing left to say that wasn't said in the dressing room. That will remain in the dressing room, hopefully.

    "I can only apologise to the fans because that doesn't sit well with me and hopefully it doesn't sit well with the players. We were outfought and outplayed, a weak performance.

    "The goals we have lost today are embarrassing. It's basics and schoolboy defending and we have no excuses for it. I'm furious and to be honest I'm actually angry at my own players that they didn't show anger on the pitch. That's embarrassing.

    "I want aggression on the pitch and some sort of show that they are not accepting of that type of performance and result and I didn't see it. That from a group of players is not acceptable and I will not tolerate it."

     

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