A Kane Hemmings double sealed the points for Dundee and moved them to within a point of Scottish Premiership security with a 2-1 win away to Partick Thistle
Paul Hartley’s side are almost mathematically safe from the play-off position and will cement their stay in the top division if Kilmarnock lose on Sunday.
Kris Doolan headed home a well-deserved equaliser for the home side midway through the second half but even though it wrote him into the Jags history books, making him only the second player to score 10 goals in six consecutive seasons, it wasn’t enough to seal a share of the spoils.
Dundee, who were only able to name four players on the bench due to illness and suspension, had taken the lead shortly after the half hour mark when Paul McGinn’s low cross was slammed home from close range by Hemmings.
And the striker struck home the winner nine minutes from the end when he slotted Greg Stewart’s ball through Ryan Scully’s legs.
Hartley praised his goalscorer’s contribution but admits his form this season could make it difficult to keep a hold of him beyond the summer.
“It is 25 for the season for Hemmings, so it is a fantastic return for him” he said. “You are always concerned and worried, but there is not a lot you can do in terms of speculation.
“He has two years left, we want to keep him, but if someone is scoring that amount of goals they will attract interest.”