Dundee manager James McPake declared himself happy to have a home draw in the last 16 of the Betfred Cup.
The Dark Blues’ reward for finishing top of Group D is a Dens clash against Aberdeen on the weekend of August 17 and 18.
They got there thanks to a comfortable 1-0 victory over Inverness Caley Thistle yesterday that saw them top Group D.
A debut goal for striker Danny Johnson made the difference and McPake will relish the visit of the Pittodrie men when it comes.
He said: “The aim was to be in the draw so I am delighted.
“I am just happy to be at home.
“I said before the game that I wanted to win this match, be in the hat and then get a home tie.
“It is a good one for us.
“I have played in a home cup-tie against Aberdeen out there and there will be a big crowd.
“They will bring a big support down and we will have a big crowd as well.
“Now, though, we will put it on the back burner because we have more important things to think about, starting on Friday at Dunfermline.”
The victory over ICT did set them up very nicely for their journey to East End Park to open the league season.
It added to the feelgood factor, with McPake adding: “It was another clean sheet and important win for us.”
He was also pleased for debut-maker Johnson, who hit the target on 33 minutes.
The Dens boss added: “I thought Danny was great, even though he tired a bit later on.
“He is a great addition to our squad.
“I know strikers if you had asked him before the game: ‘What is the ideal scenario for you?’ He would reply: ‘A 1-0 win and for me to score the goal!’
“It worked out for him.”