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Booking for Ryan Conroy for unsporting behaviour.
Nicky Riley sent off.
Billy King fouled by Brian Easton, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Barr on Colin Nish. Ryan Conroy takes the direct free kick.
Billy King is brought on as a substitute for Jason Holt.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Declan Gallagher on John Sutton. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McHattie.
James McAlister fouled by Ryan Stevenson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick scored by Ryan Conroy from long distance to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dundee 1-0 Hearts.
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Conroy from the right by-line.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson by James McAlister results in a free kick. Kevin McHattie restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Conroy takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
Jamie Hamill is shown a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Ryan Conroy by Jamie Hamill results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kyle Benedictus.
Nicky Riley on for John Baird.
Ryan Conroy takes a corner.
(Dundee) makes a substitution, with Colin Nish coming on for Iain Davidson.
Mehdi Taouil is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Corner taken left-footed by Kevin McHattie from the right by-line, save made by Steve Simonsen.
Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Conroy from the right by-line, Brian Easton takes a shot.
Dale Carrick joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamie Walker.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Walker from the left by-line, Iain Davidson manages to make a clearance.
Ryan Conroy replaces Matthew Lockwood.
Darren Barr concedes a free kick for a foul on John Baird. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Lockwood.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Sutton on Declan Gallagher. Free kick taken by Declan Gallagher.
Carl Finnigan is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Kevin McBride gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Walker. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McHattie.
Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Lockwood, Kevin McHattie manages to make a clearance.
(Hearts) makes a substitution, with Mehdi Taouil coming on for Michael Ngoo.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James McAlister, Jamie MacDonald makes a save.
The offside flag is raised against Lewis Toshney. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick. Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Lockwood.
Iain Davidson is ruled offside. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.
Andy Webster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Finnigan. Matthew Lockwood restarts play with the free kick. Andy Webster receives a red card.
Lewis Toshney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Walker. Kevin McHattie takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Lockwood from the left by-line, clearance made by Jamie MacDonald.
James McAlister fouled by Andy Webster, the ref awards a free kick. Kyle Benedictus fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Jamie MacDonald.
Andy Webster receives a yellow card.
Jamie Hamill concedes a free kick for a foul on John Baird. Kevin McBride restarts play with the free kick.
Corner from right by-line taken by Matthew Lockwood.
Matthew Lockwood takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
Dylan McGowan concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Benedictus. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
Corner from left by-line taken by Jamie Walker.
Kevin McHattie fouled by Carl Finnigan, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin McHattie takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Walker, clearance made by Matthew Lockwood.
Jamie Hamill takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.
Jason Holt fouled by Kyle Benedictus, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Stevenson takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against John Baird. Jamie MacDonald takes the indirect free kick.
Brown won't bow to drop threat
Interim Dundee manager John Brown was handed the job on a permanent basis on Friday but the new man insists the Dark Blues' time in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League is not up just yet.
The former Rangers defender took over from Barry Smith as a temporary measure in late February but the position is now his for keeps after signing a two-year deal.
The 51-year-old has lost just one of his seven league games in charge as he bolstered the fragile side left in the wake of Smith's sacking.
Three wins and three draws also reduced the 15-point deficit facing the Dens Park side at the bottom of the table on the day of his appointment to a 10-point gap now separating them from St Mirren.
A win for the Buddies at Hibernian, however, will send Dundee back to the Irn-Bru First Division but Brown believes his side could yet be playing top-flight football next term.
Asked if he thought he would be working in the second tier after the summer, Brown said: "No I don't.
"We are still fighting to stay in the Premier League. If we can take it another week and make a few people very nervous then great.
"People had us down a number of weeks ago. The players have shown the right attitude and managed to get results.
"We need to win tomorrow (Saturday) and then look elsewhere and see what the result is. But we're not out of it."
With just four games left, a Saints win at Easter Road or anything but a victory for Dundee at home to Hearts and Brown's first act as permanent boss will be to pick up the pieces from a relegation.
Meanwhile, Callum Tapping believes it is time he graduated to become a first-team regular at Hearts.
The 19-year-old midfielder claims his move from Hamilton to Tottenham in 2009 was like "going back to school".
And, after signing for the Tynecastle club two years later, he was mentored by former Gorgie favourite Paul Hartley during a loan spell at Alloa earlier this season.
Tapping has been in and out of the first team since returning to the Jambos in January, but has since become part of Billy Stark's Scotland under-21 plans.
Ahead of the trip to Dundee, he looked forward to taking the next step in his career.
He said: "It has been a good year for me. At the start of the season I didn't expect to play as many games as I have done.
"Trying to maintain a place is hard but I am enjoying it.
"My aim is to be a Hearts regular at one point, I would love that and to get there would be great.
"Alloa was a great experience. I realised straight away it was different from playing youth and under-20s football and with Paul Hartley, who is a Hearts legend, it was always good.
"Every game and every week, he was giving me bit of advice, letting me know what I should do to do better and what he thought would help me to progress and it helped."
Danny Wilson's thigh injury makes him a doubt for the clash at Dens Park.
Michael Ngoo is still suffering from the shoulder injury which forced him off just after the break against Kilmarnock last week.
Manager Gary Locke is hoping the striker declares himself fit, while 16-year-old defender Jordan McGhee could be added to the squad.
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