Neil McCann delighted at Dundee’s response after tough week

Dundee manager Neil McCann congratulates Glen Kamara at full time after the game at Firhill.

Dundee boss Neil McCann praised his side for their response to last week’s setback at Kilmarnock by roaring to victory at Firhill.

On the back of probably their worst result of the season, after being 2-1 up against 10 men at Rugby Park, the Dark Blues looked to be up against it once more as they trailed 1-0 at Partick on Saturday.

That changed in the final six minutes of the contest, however, as Simon Murray stepped up with a timely double.

And Neil was happy to see his side dominate the second half at the weekend.

He said: “I’m so delighted for the boys because, after last Tuesday night, Saturday was a much-needed good feeling.

“I had words with them at half-time because I felt the first half was a reflection of last Tuesday night’s game where they lost their discipline and profession-alism to stay in a shape.

“I felt on Saturday they were probably over-compensating on that and our midfield were too attached to our defence, so Partick were building.

“Woods and Osman were picking up second balls and getting joy down our right side, so I had to adjust that and say trust the defence to leave a wee bit of space there.

“I pushed Mark O’Hara and Paul McGowan on a little bit and we stopped them.

“They always looked a threat with their pace up top but I thought we dominated the second half.”