Benjamin Kallman admits that when elder statesman Kenny Miller speaks, he listens.
The duo combined well for Dundee’s goal in the 1-1 draw with St Mirren at Dens on Saturday with the Finnish Under-21 front man perfectly setting up the former Scotland star for a close-range finish after the Buddies had taken the lead from the penalty spot.
Shortly before that equaliser, 38-year-old Miller was looking for a similar ball but instead Kallman picked out Jesse Curran with a cut-back.
He took Miller’s words of wisdom on board and at the second time of asking it paid off for the duo in the Premiership basement battle.
Kallman, who received a standing ovation when he was substituted in the 72nd minute, said: “It (the partnership) is working out fine.
“It was a good goal. Kenny actually talked to me about the moment before that when he said I should have hit the same pass but I pulled it back to Jesse.
“I still think that was the right option to take and it was a good chance for Jesse.
“Obviously I am 18 years younger than Kenny so it is difficult to give it back!
“Usually I just take the advice he is giving me. He knows a lot and I can learn from him.
“He is definitely helping my game. Every time he says something, I always take it as a good thing even although it is sometimes a critique.
“I always take it in a good way because he has been around and what a career he has had.
“So I just listen to what he’s saying.”
When asked what was the best piece of advice Miller had given him, Kallman replied: “Probably that as it led to a goal.
“Obviously it was a good feeling especially as after having chances and then St Mirren getting their penalty felt like a punch in the face.
“I actually thought we would go the whole way (after Miller goal) as again we played very well.
“We created more chances to go into the lead but that didn’t happen.”