Dundee manager Neil McCann insisted he expected nothing less from Scott Bain as the goalkeeper produced a superb display to deny Hibs.
The Dark Blues grabbed their first point of the Premiership campaign with a 1-1 draw against the Easter Road men at Dens Park yesterday afternoon.
Kevin Holt gave them an early lead with a penalty before Anthony Stokes equalised for the visitors but it was Bain who really caught the eye with a string of excellent saves.
The Dark Blues’ number one must also have given Scotland boss Gordon Strachan, who didn’t include Bain in the squad for the upcoming games against Liuthuania and Malta, pause for thought as he watched from the Dens stand.
McCann, whose side climbed off the bottom of the table thanks to this point, said: “Scott had a terrific game.
“He deservedly won man-of-the-match award.
“He is a very good goalkeeper but that’s his job.
“Scott does it very well.
“He is a top keeper who stood up to the task today and was excellent.
“Overall, I am delighted with the point because Hibs are a good side.
“In the last few weeks I have been happy with the way we have played but we haven’t had the rewards for it.
“This week I’m happy with the point.
“It gets us going and we can now go into the international break and have a rest to clear the minds.
“I have no argument to Hibs having more chances and Scott Bain being terrific, but in the last few weeks we didn’t get what we deserved.
“It’s good to get a point before the international break because if you don’t think you’d go away deflated.
“Now we can turn the engines down a bit, recover physically and mentally then look forward to the break.
“Hopefully, when the break is over one or two of the injured players might be on the way back.”
Hibs boss Neil Lennon, who admitted that the club have knocked back a bid for Scotland midfielder John McGinn from Nottingham Forest, felt his side deserved more from the match.
“I am annoyed because we gave them a goal’s start rather cheaply.
“I think Dundee were in our box twice in the first half.
“In the second half it was all one-way traffic.”