James McPake has been left delighted with his Dundee team as they beat Dunfermline Athletic 3-2 in the Scottish Championship.

The Pars took a 2-0 lead inside six minutes but Dundee showed strength to mount a comeback and win, solidifying their place in the promotion play-off spots. Danny Mullen got one of the goals and McPake was especially pleased for him.

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McPake’s side secured a big win. (Photo by Euan Cherry/SNS Group via Getty Images)

But as a collective, despite the poor start, the Dee manager says it’s a potential momentum-building result: “It was a really sloppy start losing two goals in the first six minutes but you have to credit the players for the character they showed.

“We knew getting a goal before half-time would be crucial and I thought we were excellent in the second half. It was fantastic for Danny Mullen to come on and do what he did, he only trained on Friday and I’m delighted he had such a positive impact on the game.

“It’s about building momentum and I’m actually pleased now that it panned out the way it did, Not many Dundee teams have been 2-0 and come back to win 3-2 in recent years so the players will get a huge lift from that. It was a real pressure game for both sides and I’m happy we showed the character and desire to get through it.

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Big Dundee win. (Photo by Roddy Scott/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“With results earlier it was so important we got the win. Their keeper made some great saves and on another night we would have had a few more goals. We definitely deserved the win.”

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