After seeing his team win two tough away ties to kick start his managerial career, the ex-Scotland International witnessed a spirited and determined display in his first home game in charge to see the team come back from behind and be very unlucky not to claim a third win in a row.
Saturdays point means the Dee will need just one more win to guarantee safety if Hamilton win on Tuesday night when they travel up to Dingwall.
Anything other than a victory for the Accies will see the The Dark Blues playing Premiership football next term.
“They are responding to everything I’m asking of them and since day one they have been a credit to themselves. I’m really enjoying it and we want to finish the season on a high with our two remaining games.
“We know Inverness will be a difficult match but all we’ll be thinking about is ourselves and trying to get the result we want and which would be great for the fans.
“It was a marvellous atmosphere on Saturday. The fans have been playing their part and that helps as well.”