If Dundee beat Motherwell next Saturday, it might not mathematically guarantee their top-tier safety – however Sofien Moussa believes victory at Fir Park will mean it is all but signed, sealed and delivered.
The big Tunisian striker was the Dark Blues’ two-goal hero at Dens on Saturday against St Johnstone, with his dramatic late second counter securing a vital three points.
With four games of the season remaining, Dundee are not out of the woods yet but Moussa has been down this road before and knows another win over the Steelmen could be enough.
The 30-year-old said: “I have been in this situation many times.
“Every year, I am not lucky so I know what we need to do.
“We will enjoy today but come Monday we need to work hard again.
“The next game will be very hard but if we win, I promise you we will be safe. Maybe not mathematically but . . .
“So we have to prepare well and secure our place as early as possible.
“Our place is not here – I repeat, our place is not here.
“For me only Celtic are at another level and maybe Rangers but the rest are the same as us.
“But we have to be mentally ready for the game.”
The build-up to Saturday’s match had been overshadowed by the lingering hangover from the last time the sides met at the same venue in March however Dundee boss Neil McCann – who watched the game from the stands as he served his one-match suspension – preferred to focus on the importance of the win rather his opposite number Tommy Wright.
He said: “It’s irrelevant what happened before.
“We have beaten St Johnstone three times now this season and this one is the most important one because it’s in the split, it’s a huge three points for us and it lets us build on it.”