Gary Bowyer was full of praise for his victorious Dundee side after they saw off Raith Rovers 2-0 at Dens Park.
The Dark Blues put in their best display of the campaign according to Bowyer while he hailed two-goal striker Zach Robinson as “unplayable” after his Man-of-the-Match performance.
Robinson scored the only two goals of the contest in the first 10 minutes of the second half, the first a penalty and second a close-range strike, to move onto eight goals for the season.
And Bowyer revealed he’d challenged the on-loan frontman to keep up the scoring run just 24 hours before the game.
“He was terrific,” Bowyer said of Robinson.
“Ironically we spoke after training yesterday that he was on six goals – could he make it to double figures by Christmas?
“I should have that conversation with him more often!
“He was terrific today and, at times, unplayable.
“He was unlucky not to get more, I think he was having a fight with Josh Mulligan for taking that header off his head (in the second half).”
Overall, though, it could have been more for Robinson and more for Dundee as they ran out deserving winners at full-time.
For boss Bowyer, it was crucial to grab a second victory on the bounce to keep the Dark Blues on the coat-tails of leaders Ayr United.
“I thought it was our best performance of the season,” he added.
“Raith are a very good team but I thought we stopped them playing their natural game.
“The way they went about it, the players deserve an enormous amount of credit for the work they put in this week with the new system.
“Back-to-back wins was important for us, we haven’t done that enough, so that was a big one for us.
“There is a lot of football to go but I was pleased with how we went about it today.
“I thought we looked good.”
For all the positives, Dundee lost central midfielders Joe Grayson and Max Anderson to injury inside the opening half-hour.
Grayson was replaced by Shaun Byrne for his first appearance in three months with his arrival greeted by a huge cheer from the home support.
Ben Williamson, meanwhile, came on for Anderson after he came off worst in a clash of heads with Rovers midfielder Scott Brown.
“Max has got better looking because he has about eight stitches in his head!” Bowyer joked.
“In all seriousness, it was a nasty one but he should be OK.
“Joe Grayson was a soft-tissue muscle which was frustrating.
“We lost Zak Rudden on Thursday, hopefully he won’t be too long because we were very cautious with him today.
“We spoke with the players this week about the impact of the squad at Partick and the impact of the squad throughout the rest of the season.
“Everybody will play a part.
“To lose two players in the middle of the pitch especially so early, fair play to the two who came on, Ben and Byrney, in there.
“And then the impact of the other three when they came on as well was terrific.”