Jim McIntyre Was Full of Praise for His Players After Their Reaction To Falling a Goal Behind To a Soft Penalty Awarded By Referee Bobby Madden In Saturdays 1-1 Draw At Dens Park.
Cammy Kerr was adjudged to have fouled St Mirren striker Simeon Jackson in the Dundee box with the player then stepping up to convert the penalty.
Despite feeling aggrieved by this decision, the Dundee players reacted in a way they have failed to do so all season, by refusing to let their heads go down and levelling the score thanks to Kenny Miller’s first goal in a Dundee top.
It was McIntyre’s side that looked more likely to win this tie but despite a much-improved performance, the team couldn’t find the breakthrough that they deserved.
"I have watched it back. It is not a penalty for me, definitely not a pen,” said McIntyre.
"But the referee gave it and the most important thing was my players' response to it.
"It was very soft so that was disappointing but the reaction of the players was great because it would be easy to feel sorry for ourselves after that because we stated the game well.
"But credit to the lads, they dug in.
"For what we put into the game we deserved to win. We had the stronger chances but we couldn't find the net a couple of more times.
"That was the disappointing factor. But delighted with the players in terms of what they gave us.
"A far, far better tempo, the way I want to play and got ourselves into some really dangerous positions."