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John Baird takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Langfield.
Niall McGinn scores a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dundee 1-3 Aberdeen.
Johnny Hayes takes a shot. Rab Douglas makes a save.
Mark Stewart has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The official flags Niall McGinn offside. Rab Douglas takes the free kick.
Iain Davidson takes a shot.
Mark Stewart finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dundee 1-2 Aberdeen.Colin Nish provided the assist for the goal.
Mark Stewart joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nicky Riley.
Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Fraser from the left by-line played to the near post.
Russell Anderson challenges Colin Nish unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kyle Benedictus restarts play with the free kick.
Cameron Smith takes a shot. Save made by Rab Douglas.
Clark Robertson leaves the field to be replaced by Josh Magennis.
The offside flag is raised against Niall McGinn. Kyle Benedictus restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Fraser by Nicky Riley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Clark Robertson.
Ryan Fraser is brought on as a substitute for Jamie Masson.
Niall McGinn finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Dundee 0-2 Aberdeen.Johnny Hayes provided the assist for the goal.
Short corner worked by Johnny Hayes.
Kevin McBride goes off and Ryan Conroy comes on.
Foul by Iain Davidson on Scott Vernon, free kick awarded. Russell Anderson takes the direct free kick.
Russell Anderson is given a yellow card.
Unfair challenge on Johnny Hayes by Matthew Lockwood results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Russell Anderson.
Shot by Joe Shaughnessy. Save made by Rab Douglas.
Corner taken by James McAlister from the right by-line. Shot from inside the area by Stephen O'Donnell clears the bar. Iain Davidson on for Stephen O'Donnell.
Matthew Lockwood takes a shot. Mark Reynolds gets a block in.
Corner from left by-line taken by James McAlister.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Niall McGinn. Rab Douglas takes the indirect free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James McAlister.
Effort from inside the area by Scott Vernon misses to the right of the goal.
Clark Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Riley. Matthew Lockwood has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against John Baird. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
Gavin Rae challenges Nicky Riley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gavin Rae goes into the referee's book. Matthew Lockwood takes the direct free kick.
Niall McGinn grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee 0-1 Aberdeen.The assist for the goal came from Johnny Hayes.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James McAlister played to the near post, clearance made by Scott Vernon.
John Baird takes a shot. Save by Jamie Langfield.
Colin Nish concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Rae. Mark Reynolds restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Clark Robertson on Nicky Riley, free kick awarded. Matthew Lockwood delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Jamie Langfield.
Johnny Hayes produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
Cameron Smith fouled by Matthew Lockwood, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Johnny Hayes.
Foul by Joe Shaughnessy on James McAlister, free kick awarded. Joe Shaughnessy is booked. Colin Nish produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Andrew Considine leaves the field to be replaced by Russell Anderson.
Unfair challenge on Cameron Smith by Stephen O'Donnell results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Johnny Hayes from right by-line, clearance by Declan Gallagher.
Jamie Masson fouled by Gary Irvine, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Johnny Hayes.
Colin Nish has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Lockwood on Joe Shaughnessy. Andrew Considine takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Johnny Hayes, Headed effort from inside the area by Andrew Considine misses to the left of the goal.
Foul by Stephen O'Donnell on Johnny Hayes, free kick awarded. Clark Robertson restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Jamie Langfield takes the indirect free kick.
Gavin Rae takes a shot.
Johnny Hayes takes a shot. Save made by Rab Douglas.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Johnny Hayes from the right by-line, clearance by Declan Gallagher.
Cameron Smith has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Kevin McBride has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Smith focusing on the positives
Dundee manager Barry Smith believes his side can take heart from their Boxing Day defeat to Celtic ahead of their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Aberdeen at Dens Park.
The struggling Dark Blues went down 2-0 to Neil Lennon's men to leave them nine points adrift at the foot of the table.
But they competed with the Hoops for long spells in the match and Smith insisted the display provided cause for optimism
He said: "It's not as though we were heavily defeated or anything like that.
"Looking back we gave a good account of ourselves in the Celtic match so we have every right to take confidence from that into the Aberdeen game.
"We lost to a quality side, but we have to move on and we can do so with a bit of encouragement.
"We all want to get off the bottom of the table so this game with Aberdeen can't come quickly enough for everyone concerned."
Dundee midfielders Nicky Riley and Iain Davidson are set to return having missed out against Celtic through injury and suspension respectively.
Skipper Stephen O'Donnell has suffered no adverse reaction to his long-awaited comeback from a hamstring injury midweek and Lewis Toshney is free to play after being ineligible for the game against his parent club.
But the hosts are still without Steven Milne (stomach), Davide Grassi, Carl Finnigan, Mark Kerr (all knee) and Jamie McLuskey (Achilles).
Craig Brown has warned his Aberdeen players not to underestimat Dundee.
Brown was unhappy with the 4-1 loss at Motherwell on Boxing Day, but believes his side can start to accumulate points to consolidate their top-six position entering the winter break.
The Dons' challenge at Dundee, who are nine points adrift at the foot of the table, is boosted by the availability of Stephen Hughes, Rob Milsom and Ryan Fraser following injury.
Brown said: "The lads have been left in no doubt that the result the other day was unacceptable. We must atone for that.
"We know that Dundee will be up for this game. They're running out of fixtures and other clubs above them are picking up points, so they have to get a response.
"After a good performance against the Old Firm they'll be fairly confident.
"We've got to make sure they don't get a result against Aberdeen. But my concern is not Dundee. My concern is keeping Aberdeen in contact with the top, because I genuinely feel with everyone fit we've a great chance of going on an unbeaten run.
"We're in a good position if we can get points over this holiday period."
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