Dundee are “buzzing” as they await the challenge of Rangers on Sunday after the 4-0 hammering of Hamilton on Wednesday night.
That’s according to full-back Cammy Kerr as the Dark Blues revelled in the winning feeling for the first time in over two months.
A hat-trick from striker Kenny Miller and a first senior goal for youngster Jesse Curran gave manager Jim McIntyre his first three points in charge of the side.
Despite a tough run of fixtures coming up, starting with the Gers in two days, Kerr is backing the side to use the victory as a starting point to propel them off bottom spot and up the Premiership table.
He said: “The boys are buzzing.
“The last few weeks have been building up to that with the performances and the resilience we’ve shown in the past few weeks.
“To go and win the Hamilton game in the manner we did, and have a clean sheet as well, is fantastic.
“Everyone was right on it. We’re all working for each other, too.”
After a season of toil, the three points was more than welcome, particularly at home.
Dundee’s form in the league at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park has been poor to say the least.
Before the midweek win, just one point from seven games had been picked up with only three goals scored and 18 conceded.
However, Kerr is delighted to put an end to that run as the Dark Blues head into the busiest period of the campaign.
He added: “The home form hasn’t been what we wanted it to be. We’ve known that for a long time and you hear people speaking about it but that’s finally off our back and it’s important we make sure we kick on into what is a tough run of games.
“However, I believe the squad we have is well capable of getting up that table.”
As a defender, too, Kerr was delighted to earn a second clean sheet of the season as Dundee begin to show a new-found resilience that’s been missing all season.
The full-back knows, however, that will be seriously tested when Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side come to town on Sunday.
“The main thing for me, the other defenders and Jack Hamilton in goal is to make sure we keep the clean sheet.
“We want to build on that.
“It’s a tough one on Sunday against Rangers but it’s at Dens and we’ve now got that win at home which we’ve been desperate for – now we need to kick on.
“We’re under no illusions how tough it will be on Sunday.
“They are a dangerous side, Steven Gerrard has them playing really well and they are a different team this year.
“They seem to have the old mentality of Rangers teams of not accepting defeat and we know it will be tough.
“There will be big spells in the game where we will have to defend but our attacking in the last few games has also been dangerous, going forward with purpose and pace and that could be important, too.”
With the Ibrox side smarting after a midweek defeat to Aberdeen, though, Kerr and his team-mates are wary of a backlash in Sunday’s afternoon kick-off.
“It can swing either way with a defeat,” Kerr added.
“It can knock the confidence or have the opposite effect and they’ll bounce back, so we need to make sure we’re ready.
“We expect a bounce back because I think that’s the type of person Gerrard is and he’ll make sure Wednesday doesn’t happen again with his side.
“We need to make sure we’re up for it and everyone is ready.”