New Dundee boss Neil McCann spoke of his pride after the Dark Blues stopped a seven-game losing run with a win at Motherwell.
Mark O’Hara and Marcus Haber shared the goals in a 3-2 away win that takes the Dens Park side away from the play-off place.
And interim manager McCann got everything he was looking for from his team in his first game in charge.
He said: “I’m so proud of them. I know at times we came under pressure, but I was comfortable, I trusted them.
“We were just a wee bit deep, but that’s natural, we had lost seven games in a row. But I can’t tell you how happy I am for them, because they gave everything.
“The most important thing for me was to stop the bleeding, to stop the defeats, and with that you sacrifice a wee bit of what you have got going forward. But we worked on a game plan that we would almost become a wee bit of a counter-attacking team. Just today, get the first game under our belts.
“And we had players in the right positions who could affect it.”