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Dundee boss Tony Docherty is refusing to get carried away despite the thumping 4-0 cinch Premiership win over St Mirren at Dens Park.

The Dark Blues beat the Buddies thanks to an Amadou Bakayoko double, with Zak Rudden and Zach Robinson also on the scoresheet.

The emphatic win moved Dundee up to fifth in the table, just two points behind third-top St Mirren.

However, Docherty insists everyone at Dens will be keeping their feet firmly planted on the ground.

The 52-year-old said: “I thought it was an overall fantastic team performance. It doesn’t surprise me, we’ve been showing levels of real quality.

“We picked them off and the real pleasing aspect for me is that teams are always going on about us scoring from set plays. But we scored two goals from open play.

“To get all your strikers on the scoresheet and to get a clean sheet is particularly pleasing.

“As a squad and as a staff we will never get carried away. It’s always about your next game and it’s always about improvement.

“We’ll dust ourselves down, it’s just one game and we’ll take the three points and look forward to another game here at home to Hibs.”

St Mirren had been affected by a sickness bug with skipper Mark O’Hara missing the game but boss Stephen Robinson insisted it was just a very bad day at the office.

He said: “I think I would be making excuses. As a collective and myself included, it wasn’t good enough.

“We started really poorly and we got a wake-up call when Rudden hit the post – we were sleeping.

“But we didn’t respond to it. Probably the biggest disappointment is we made it very clear as a group that set plays were their biggest threat.

“Every single player had an off day outwith Scott Tanser who got pass marks just.

“We haven’t become a bad team overnight. We will get criticised for the performance and rightly so.

“I maintain we need to stay in the division. That hasn’t changed.

“We are a good side with good players and good characters who will respond.

“We have had a very good start to the season, the league table doesn’t lie overall and we deserve to be where we are.

“But certainly on the performance today it is a reset – it needs to be reset and we need to get back to doing what we were doing before.”