Dundee may have come up short against Hamilton, but throughout the struggle, here’s what we learned:
The Dark Blues need to beef up
On song, Paul Hartley’s men can be one of the Premier League’s most pleasing teams on the eye.
However, on more than one occasion this term they have been knocked out of their stride by teams who possess a more physical approach. Accies out-muscled them at Dens on Saturday, just as they had done in victory at Hamilton a few weeks back.
It’s an area Hartley has to address over the summer if the Dens men are to progress.
Nick Ross is no Jamie Vardy
The tireless midfield man covers every blade of grass most games he pulls on a jersey.
However, his goal ratio from the middle of the park isn’t the best.
On Saturday, he missed an absolute sitter from the middle of the six-yard box with the goal at his mercy. It was a pity because Dundee had carved open the Accies defence with a brilliant free-flowing move involving several players.
You can’t please everyone all of the time
Just five days on from their pulsating derby win over United, boos could be heard as the full-time whistle sounded on Saturday.
That was a bit harsh on Paul Hartley and his side who were missing several key men and looked jaded following the win against the Tangerines.
Arturo looks good in the warm-up
The Spanish striker was again left on the bench as Dundee chased the game.
The January loan signing has seen precious little game time since he arrived, although, to be fair, the electric form of Kane Hemmings has much to do with that.
Seventh spot is still there for the taking
Despite the loss to Martin Canning’s side, Dundee can still claim the best-of-the-rest tag.
Victory over Kilmarnock at Dens on Wednesday will put them in the driving seat ahead of the season’s finale at Inverness on Saturday.