Dundee boss Barry Smith has decided not to launch an appeal against the red card Colin Nish was shown against St Mirren at the weekend.
The on-loan Hartlepool striker was dismissed in the first half of the basement battle with the Buddies following a mistimed tackle on Paul Dummett.
Referee Willie Collum felt the challenge merited a straight red, but Smith stressed after the game that he would reserve judgment until he had seen it again. Having now done that, he has no plans to try to have the decision overturned.
Smith said: ”We won’t be appealing it. We have watched it again and accept the decision. It’s not a malicious tackle from Colin but I can see why the referee sent him off.”
Dundee should have been playing Kilmarnock on Wednesday night but the fixture has been rearranged for January and Smith admits that has turned out to be a blessing in disguise after his team had to play for more than an hour with just 10 men in Paisley.
He said: ”The lads put in some amount of work against St Mirren. That would have really tested us had we a game in midweek to contend with as originally was the case.
”But it’s worked out well by having the Killie match put back to January. It’s always difficult playing with just 10 men so maybe a rest in midweek will be a good thing for the lads.”
Meanwhile, Italian defender Davide Grassi is edging closer to his Dundee comeback from a knee injury.
Smith added: ”Davide is working hard so is gradually getting there, which can only be a positive thing.”