Dundee’s Jack Hamilton admits having another tough away game at Pittodrie tomorrow night is the perfect way to try to put right what went wrong at Kilmarnock on Saturday.
The Dark Blues’ four-game unbeaten run came to an end at Rugby Park with the home side winning 3-1 thanks to a scrappy counter from Kirk Broadfoot, a Genseric Kusunga own goal and then a third through former Dens favourite Greg Stewart.
Kenny Miller scored for Dundee right at the end but it was no more than a consolation goal with the home side well-deserved winners on the day.
Now, though Hamilton is looking for a big response against Aberdeen tomorrow evening.
The 24-year-old keeper said: “It’s good as players to get right back into it. We will have a look and see what we can learn from this game and then put it to bed. We have to be ready to go again.
“I think my record at Pittodrie is not too bad so hopefully it can stay that way.
“Every game is important now. We have games in quick succession and they are ones we are looking to get points from.”
Dundee boss Jim McIntyre was forced to make a late change to his subs’ bench at Rugby Park after Roarie Deacon suffered a thigh injury in the warm-up while Paul McGowan played despite being ill all Friday night.
However, the manager admitted it was his team’s failure to take chances in the first 45 that had cost them dear in the second.
He said: “I’m frustrated. In the first half we cut through Kilmarnock and should have been going in at half-time with a lead.
“But we weren’t ruthless enough and that came back to bite us.
“Up until the first goal there was nothing in the game but as soon as the goal went in for some reason we looked like a team that I have not seen for a number of weeks.
“We were playing as individuals and making really poor decisions.”