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Booking for Keigan Parker for unsporting behaviour.
Ryan Conroy gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee 4-1 Ayr.
Graham Bayne is cautioned.
Jake Hyde fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Dundee 3-1 Ayr.
Alan Trouten goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
(Dundee) makes a substitution, with Jake Hyde coming on for Leighton Mcintosh. Steven Milne leaves the field to be replaced by Graham Bayne.
Matthew Lockwood receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig McKeown by Keigan Parker. Craig McKeown takes the direct free kick.
Keigan Parker takes a shot. Save by Robert Douglas.
Mark Roberts fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee 2-1 Ayr.
Corner taken by Adam Dodd from the right by-line, Craig McKeown makes a clearance.
Andrew Geggan fouled by Kevin McBride, the ref awards a free kick. Christopher Smith restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Stephen O'Donnell.
Alan Trouten produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.
Adam Dodd takes the outswinging corner, Michael Moffat takes a shot.
Steven Milne fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee 2-0 Ayr.Jonathan Tiffoney is booked.
Unfair challenge on Kyle Benedictis by Michael Moffat results in a free kick. Matthew Lockwood takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ryan Conroy.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Keigan Parker on Stephen O'Donnell. Stephen O'Donnell takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Keigan Parker. Craig McKeown takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan. Outswinging corner taken by Micheal McGowan, Alan Trouten has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
Foul by Matthew Lockwood on Micheal McGowan, free kick awarded. Micheal McGowan takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Ryan Conroy from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Conroy, clearance made by Christopher Smith.
Outswinging corner taken by Micheal McGowan from the right by-line, Close range header by Andrew Geggan goes over the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Jamie McCluskey by Adam Dodd results in a free kick. Ryan Conroy restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Mark Roberts. Robert Douglas takes the free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Micheal McGowan, clearance by Matthew Lockwood.
Jamie McCluskey grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee 1-0 Ayr.
Michael Moffat gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie McCluskey. Ryan Conroy takes the direct free kick.
Edward Malone goes off and Keigan Parker comes on.
Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Conroy from the right by-line, Christopher Smith makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Adam Dodd from the left by-line.
Mark Roberts fouled by Craig McKeown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by John Robertson.
Leighton Mcintosh takes a shot. Save made by Kevin Cuthbert.
Finnigan blow for Blues
Dundee will be without striker Carl Finnigan against visitors Ayr after he picked up a knee injury in the 1-1 draw with Raith Rovers on Saturday.
Winger Nicky Riley is also unavailable due to a back injury and defender Rhys Weston is also struggling to feature due to the knock he picked up against Livingston at the beginning of the month.
The Dark Blues have fallen 17 points behind Ross County, however manager Barry Smith is determined that his men do not switch off.
"Ayr drew here in August and they have improved since then. We need a very decent performance to win this one," he said.
"They are coming here with plenty to play for but I am expecting us to go out and get the three points."
Eighth-placed Ayr will be without two key players as they travel looking to take another step towards First Division survival.
Midfielder Jamie McKernon, who has a hip problem, and broken foot victim Sean Higgins will both miss out.
Manager Brian Reid said: "Some people are saying that we are edging towards safety but all I am focusing on is picking up three points from this game."
Reid looks set to freshen up his side saying for the Tayside clash and added: "We did not play well against Morton at the weekend and we looked short of energy.
"Our substitutes gave us a real lift when they came on and it may that they have played themselves into a starting role in this game."
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