We’ve enough to stay up: McCann

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today - BY GEORGE CRAN

Chances came and chances went but, once more, the Steel­men emerged with the points as they beat the Dark Blues for the fourth time this cam­paign.

The Dens gaffer was un­happy, too, with ref­eree Nick Walsh af­ter he ig­nored fourth of­fi­cial Wil­lie Col­lum’s shout of ‘hand­ball’ mo­ments be­fore ’Well won the free-kick that led to the win­ning goal.

Neil said: “I am an­gry, and I use that word af­ter hear­ing one of our coun­try’s top of­fi­cials, who has of­fi­ci­ated at the top level, say to the ref­eree ‘hand­ball, hand­ball’ and not only re­peat it but give the sig­nal across to say it.

“That was ig­nored by the match of­fi­cial who is on the op­po­site side, that just beg­gars be­lief.

“If he sees it and I spoke to him, he says he’s con­fi­dent enough it hit his chest.

“I’m not sure how he can be if he has one of the top of­fi­cials telling him it’s a hand­ball.

“Af­ter the game it eats away and it cost us on Satur­day be­cause they scored direct from that free-kick.”

The numer­ous missed op­por­tu­ni­ties, though, was what re­ally frus­trated the Dark Blues boss with Partick’s draw cut­ting the gap be­tween Dundee and 11th to four points.

He added: “The league has tight­ened up but we weren’t get­ting any­thing handed out on Satur­day re­gard­less of the re­sult.

“It might have put us in a wee bit bet­ter po­si­tion but there was noth­ing be­ing de­cided.

“I’ve seen enough from my team – if we just take those chances, some­thing that has plagued us but we go again.”

There was real worry for cen­tre-back Genseric Kusunga af­ter he was stretchered off be­fore the sec­ond half even kicked off.

“Thank­fully, the over-rid­ing feel­ing is I’m happy that he seems OK be­cause it’s not great when you see a player just sit­ting down.

“He had chest pains and was strug­gling to breathe. I think it was maybe a re­sult from an im­pact he got on the goal where he took one on the chest. The doc­tor seems sat­is­fied that it wasn’t any­thing more sin­is­ter.”

NEIL McCann says he’s seen enough from his Dundee team to sug­gest they’ll be safe from the drop de­spite watch­ing them lose 2-1 at Mother­well.

Genseric Kusunga

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