Depleted Dark Blues
headed the ball low past Bain to notch his 10th of the season. Thistle looked to be the likelier winners at this stage, but the invention of Stewart and the composure of Hemmings – as well as some hesitant home defending - soon put that idea to bed.
With ten minutes remaining, Stewart threaded a lovely ball into the path of Hemmings’ run into the inside-right channel, and the prolific hitman showed his class with a cute finish through Scully’s legs.
Considering those spare seats on the team coach, the last thing that Dundee’s manager would want to contemplate is losing his star pair, and perhaps that is why he hinted after the match that talks to extend Stewart’s contract had kicked off. It was news to the attacker, but there is no doubt that if he keeps up his sparkling form, there won’t be a shortage of suitors.
He said: “I’ve not been offered a new contract yet and I know there has been some speculation kicking around. I just want to concentrate on improving myself as a player.
“I want to play at the highest level I can and keep on improving. Whether that’s at Dundee, I don’t know.”
For Thistle, their hopes of claiming seventh place suffered a blow, but with relegation not a serious threat, it was nothing mor e than a mild disappointment.