Neil McCann on Dundee goalie Scott Bain: ‘There is ongoing disciplinary process’

Neil McCann and Scott Bain

Dundee boss Neil McCann has addressed the absence of Scott Bain following reports of a bust-up.

Elliott Parish was between the sticks for Saturday’s 2-1 reverse at Hibernian as Neil confirmed that Bain is the subject of disciplinary action.

He said: “There is an internal discipline process and once there is something to say, when that process is done, he’ll be told. There’s no timeframe on that right now.

“He is still contracted to the club until the summer and I don’t want to go into it right now. I’ll be honest and up front when it’s done. However, it would be wrong to comment right now.”

Simon Murray’s 13th goal of the season ensured a fourth win on the bounce for the Hibees after Martin Boyle and Dundee’s Marcus Haber had struck in the first period.

Neil labelled John Beaton’s decision not to dismiss Anthony Stokes outrageous after accusing the Hibs forward of punching Jack Hendry below the belt.

The pair clashed amid a melee in the second period, with Stokes appearing to lash out at the Dee defender.

After the dust settled, and following consultation with assistant referee Kylie Cockburn and fourth official Graham Beaton, the man in the middle booked both Stokes and Hendry.

Neil was seething in the aftermath and, to add insult to injury, the Ireland international went on to set up the winning goal for Simon Murray.

“I know the fourth official has a clear view because he is standing next to me and I know Kylie can see it because she is looking down the same barrel,” McCann said.

“John Beaton then gives a yellow card — before booking my player, who had been punched, too.

“After the game, John Beaton told me he goes on the information he has been given. That information was ‘the player has been struck by another player’ but he said he didn’t deem it violent conduct. It was ‘aggressive behaviour’.

“Well, I’m sorry, but it doesn’t take a lot to be painful when you get clipped down there with a closed fist.

“People might be thinking ‘oh, he’s lost the game and looking for excuses’. Well, it’s not the case — it was outrageous.”

Dundee remain bottom of the Scottish Premiership following a fifth straight defeat.

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