There was delight for Dundee boss Paul Hartley and frustration for Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon as the transfer window closed at midnight.
St Johnstone secured their top six place with a win in this Tayside derby, but Dundee had reason to leave McDiarmid Park happy as well.
Dundee midfielder Paul McGowan has already been on an American adventure and now he wants his teammates to sample life stateside.
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It all kicked off with talk of Dundee’s American dream of a transatlantic trip to play Celtic.
Winning a manager of the month award has long been known as a curse on a team for their next game.
St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright claimed his side were hard done by as they lost 2-1 to Tayside rivals Dundee in the Ladbrokes Premiership at Dens Park.
St Johnstone earned the bragging rights in the Tayside derby with this ultimately comfortable victory over Dundee.
A second-half penalty from St Johnstone striker Brian Graham denied Dundee their fourth straight Premiership win in this hard-fought Tayside derby at Dens Park.
Whisper it in earshot of their wives and girlfriends, but the St Johnstone players are as hungry as ever for another shot at the Europa League.