Dundee manager James McPake says next week’s trip to Inverness Caledonian Thistle is a huge one for the Dens Park club.

The midweek trip to Dunfermline could have all but wrapped up a promotion play-off spot for Dundee but they will now have extra work to do on their Scottish Championship travels to the Highlands. A 0-0 stalemate was had with the Pars.

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Dundee drew with Dunfermline. (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

While happy with a point, McPake is aware of the importance of next week’s match: “It is a point at a difficult place to come and we have kept that gap over Dunfermline. It is important to keep that lead with three games to go but we want to finish second. I am disappointed for the players as I thought they deserved the three points.

“We were much better than last Saturday (against Morton) but we never got the goal. It is the first time in a lot of games we haven’t scored in but we have a massive game next Tuesday against Inverness.

“Defensively we were excellent, we limited them to few chance. This is a team who scored two goals in six minutes and three goals in 12 at Dens this season so to limit them to that is pleasing. I thought we dominated the game but we couldn’t find a goal. We had chances and we are disappointed we didn’t take them, but we have positives to take.”

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