Dundee boss Neil McCann has backed new goalie Jack Hamilton to bounce back from his costly howler in the 2-1 defeat at St Mirren.
The Dark Blues let the points slip away in Paisley after coming from behind.
Danny Mullen gave the home side the lead on the day they raised the Championship winner’s flag after just eight minutes but Elton Ngwatala fired in a fine first for Dundee just four minutes later.
From there McCann’s men took charge of the game and should have been ahead with Sofien Moussa missing from the spot on 57 minutes – and then further chances slipping by afterwards before Hamilton’s howler gifted the points to a jubilant home side.
Neil said: “I think we did enough for at least a point and we shouldn’t be throwing away that point.
“It was just a bad decision from Jack. We all make mistakes. We’re trying to encourage him to play – maybe at that time it wasn’t the right thing but I think he got his mind a bit clouded, took the wrong decision and we paid a heavy penalty for it.
“We should be ahead in the game anyway before then.
“We’ve got a gilt-edged opportunity from the penalty spot, it’s a good save from Craig Samson – whether he should still have been on the field of play, I’ve got thoughts on that.
“I don’t have a problem with the new rule, the triple punishment can be hard on teams, but it’s whether he makes a genuine attempt to get the ball.
“If they’re clever enough, they go low but he knows he’s not getting the ball, never. He stays on the field and makes a good stop.”
The manager, though, wasn’t too hard on his own goalkeeper despite the costly mistake.
He added: “He was upset, that’s obvious. He came in and apologised to the boys, he’s made a mistake.
“I’m not going to go through him because I thought he made some good stops in the first half, he’s coming out, he’s brave and taking crosses, plenty of them.”
Midfielder Glen Kamara was left out of the squad sparking plenty of speculation that a departure was on the cards. The manager, though, insists it was purely an injury.
“Kamara took another wee knock in training on his ankle, he just wasn’t right so he missed out.”