Dundee ended a barren run of four months without a home win when we beat St Johnstone 2-1 at Dens Park thanks to a Sofien Moussa double, which included the winning goal in the dying minutes.
Since our victory over Partick at the end of the December, the team have failed six times to send the home fans away from the stadium with that winning feeling. When the final whistle was blown yesterday though, all that was forgotten as the supporters witnessed the team net a last-minute winner, just moments after conceding an equaliser, to boost our chances of Premiership survival.
“Playing at Dens, it hasn’t been great for us in results, everybody knows that, fans know that. But it’s been a real good week for us. We lost a couple of big players during the week in Roarie (Deacon) and Josh (Meekings) but the boys that came in were fantastic,” said McCann.
“It’s always nice to get a home win, especially starting off, because what’s gone before really doesn’t matter going into these last five games. It’s where pressure maybe kicks in a wee bit.
“This is the second time I have been in this position going into the last five games where we needed a win to give us something to really drive with and they have come up trumps again. I am so happy and so proud of them.
“As I said to them before the game: five games, 15 points available, and we start off with a win against St Johnstone at home and take care of business in the next game. We have done that now, we have ticked that box, and it feels good.
“Questions might have been asked of us when we lost a goal. It happened against Hearts when we lost an early goal. The boys just seemed to say: ‘No, we are not accepting it’. And I am so happy for them because they worked hard for that.”
McCann went on to speak about Sofien Moussa who despite being the target for some light-hearted humour from the fans, produced the good with two goals to take his Premiership tally to seven goals this season.
“I thought he was brilliant, I really did. His hold-up play was exceptional and two huge goals for us.”