Dundee manager Jim McIntyre could not hide his delight after sundays heroic display from his team who had to play 71 minutes with ten men in our 1-1 draw against rangers.
Kenny Miller came back to haunt his old club when he opened the scoring for his sixth goal in four games but Nathan Ralph was sent off on the 19th minute with our opponents slotting home the resulting free-kick.
Rangers then had a goal ruled offside but from then on in, Dundee defended expertly to limit the Glasgow club to just one attempt on target in the second half.
The result meant that Dundee moved off the bottom of the Premiership on goal difference for the first time since Motherwell defeated the Dark Blues on the 1st September at Dens Park.
“I was delighted considering we were down to 10 men for so long,” beamed Jim McIntyre.
“It is a difficult match when you go down to 10 men against one of the best sides in the country. But I thought the boys showed great resolve and good organisation. Having said that, I didn’t think Rangers cut us open that much. Jack (Hamilton) has made one or two saves.
“We knew we would have to give up the wider areas and defend a lot of crosses but we were nice and narrow and the distances between our two fours were very good. So, the players deserve all the credit because it is not easy to handle that.”
“It was an opportunity to get off the bottom of the league today.
“We have had two or three of them and we haven’t managed to take them. So, I am really pleased that we have managed to do that but I will reiterate there is still so much hard work ahead.
“There are a lot of tough games in December so it is just a case of one at a time.
“The boys are in a happy place at the moment. There is a real spirit of togetherness there that you see on the training ground every day.”