Dundee manager James McPake says his team showed improvement from last season to beat Morton at Dens Park.

The Dee achieved a 1-0 victory in Tayside thanks to an early strike from Jonathan Afolabi. After a tough start to the Championship, losing 6-2 to Hearts, they bounced back with a welcome win.

Afolabi scored the winner for Dundee. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

It wasn’t a pretty watch at times but it was a hard-earned victory nonetheless for McPake. Morton were putting them under pressure in stages but the home side managed to hold out for the win.

Dundee’s boss wants to see better performances from his side but appreciates it’s early in the term. He says that this is an encounter that might not have gone Dundee’s way last term, but was happy with the improvement from his team.


“It was a dangerous game,” said McPake. “They were unbeaten in eleven going back to last season, so they were coming in on good form. They are a side that is doing well.

Hard-fought win. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“We are coming off a really poor performance last week but we showed loads of character. It wasn’t pretty at times but it didn’t need to be.

“I really believe it’s performances that will dictate how you do, especially in this league.

“But maybe last season that would have been a game we lost, particularly after a poor performance and defeat.

“It was a tough week for them, they were hurting. The important thing was getting three points. We need to be better and we will be better, but this was about three points and get out.”

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