By Calum McCrindle and Ben Banks

Conor Hazard says he had to lean on the element of luck as the Celtic loanee saved a penalty during Dundee’s weekend draw.

James McPake’s side drew 0-0 with Ayr at Somerset Park thanks in no small part to the Celtic prospect’s contribution. Aaron Muirhead stepped up to score from the spot but Hazard matched it.

Hazard is a talented Celtic prospect. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He dived to his left and kept it out as the Dee retained fourth spot in the Championship ahead of another meeting with Ayr tomorrow night.

It was an important stop – but Hazard is thanking Lady Luck for her part in the stop: “It was all about a bit of luck. I just picked a side and luckily it was the right side.

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“From that performance I don’t think we were good enough and all the boys recognised that. It was a very hard fought game, the conditions weren’t great to be getting the ball down and playing.

Hazard . (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

“We’re delighted to come away with a point and look forward to rectifying that on Tuesday.

“There are still many games to go. Our aim obviously is to get into that play-off place and get promoted. We are just taking each game at a time and we’re looking forward to getting that opportunity.”

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