Dundee manager Paul Hartley hailed the debut display of Kevin Gomis after the French defender helped the Dark Blues to an away point against Motherwell.
The former Nice centre-back and his fellow defenders restricted Motherwell to few openings despite a dominant first half performance from the hosts.
And Hartley was hugely encouraged by the 27-year-old’s introduction to the Premiership throughout a goalless Fir Park encounter.
The Dens Park boss said: “I thought we were good second half. We controlled the game, we just missed that bit of quality and cutting edge.
“But I was really pleased with how we performed and the clean sheet. We don’t get many clean sheets so that was pleasing, and Gomis at centre-half was terrific.
“He was excellent for his first game, he has not played for a while. I thought he strolled it. He won everything, his passing was good, his overall positional sense was good also.
“The more games he plays and the more training he does, I think he’s going to be a smashing player. We needed that (strength) and composure.
“He has played at the highest level, at Nice for five years. He has got to be a good player if he is there for five years in the top flight.”