Neil McCann’s 50th match as manager of Dundee ended in a priceless win over Hamilton Accies.
Defender Kevin Holts 18th minute strike secured the three points for the Dee and despite the Accies trying to rally a comeback in the 2nd half, Dundee would stand strong and see out the match 1-0. This result means that Dundee can’t finish bottom and it’s highly unlikely we will finish 2nd bottom.
The away side did have a glorious chance to draw level with minutes to go when debutant Daniel Jeffries fouled Marius Ogboe in the box to hand Hamilton a penalty. Dougie Imrie took the spot-kick but Elliot Parish in the Dundee goal was on hand to save his penalty, albeit a poor one.
Dundee’s win puts them 6 points ahead of Partick Thistle in the play-off spot with just two games to play. With Dundee’s goal difference sitting at 9 goals better than Thistle, it would take a massive swing for the Dark Blues to fall into second bottom.
Despite this, Neil McCann has urged his team that their mission to stay up is not finished until mathematically possible.
"Clearly we are safe from automatic (relegation) but there is still work to be done," he said.
"We have put ourselves in a really good position. I have told them in there, no over-celebration and to be fair they weren't.
"They are rightly happy with the result because it takes us clear (of automatic relegation) but the job is not totally done yet and you cannot be too complacent or take anything for granted.
"We will go up to the Highlands on Tuesday (to play Ross County) and try to get three points."
Edited by UWTB1893