Dundee manager James McPake has admitted he was “fed up” saying his side deserved to take more out of games and insists there can be no arguments his team deserved all three points in last night’s win over Aberdeen.

The Dens Park side picked up their first win of the league campaign to climb off the foot of the Premiership table, with McPake confessing Dundee made it hard for themselves by letting the Dons back into the game.

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However, after Leigh Griffiths and Luke McCowan scored to secure the win

“I was fed up saying that we didn’t get what we deserved out of a game. But we got what we deserved against Aberdeen. I don’t think anyone can argue.

“We made it hard for ourselves at the end as we let them back in the game when we shouldn’t have.

“We should have taken more care of the ball at the end but I am nitpicking – I genuinely don’t care as we have the three points.

“They deserved that as a group, even the ones who came on did a job.”

After the win, McPake dedicated the three points to the Dundee fans who turned out to back their side despite their woeful start to the season – with McPake now looking for his players to maintain the same level of performance moving forward.


“That one was for the fans. I said to the players, ‘if you give everything, they will not complain regardless of the result’.

“Also, it is the first time we have beaten Aberdeen in the league since 2004 which is really pleasing.

“They had beaten us in the last 13 games so that’s a monkey off the back.

“It is good to get the first league win on the board but it is just one and we want to continue to keep the performance levels high.

“But that was a big win for us in front of a very good crowd.”

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