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Rhys Weston gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Sean Welsh. Red card for Neil McGregor. Penalty taken right-footed by Paul Cairney and scored. Dundee 0-3 Partick.Paul Cairney receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Inswinging corner taken by Paul Cairney.
Nicholas Riley is ruled offside. Scott Fox takes the indirect free kick.
Paul Paton fouled by Rhys Weston, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Rhys Weston. Kieran Burns is brought on as a substitute for Mark McGuigan. Paul Cairney has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Foul by Neil McGregor on Mark McGuigan, free kick awarded. The ball is swung over by Paul Cairney, Close range headed effort by Paul Paton clears the crossbar.
Christie Elliot replaces Chris Erskine.
Paul Cairney finds the back of the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Dundee 0-2 Partick.The assist for the goal came from Sean Welsh.
Sean Welsh crosses the ball.
Nicholas Riley takes a shot. Scott Fox gets a block in.
Leighton Mcintosh fouled by Conrad Balatoni, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen O'Donnell.
Stephen O'Donnell takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Chris Erskine.
Foul by Stephen O'Donnell on Matthew Lockwood, free kick awarded. Stephen O'Donnell crosses the ball in from the free kick, Alan Archibald manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil McGregor by Stephen O'Donnell. Robert Douglas restarts play with the free kick.
Mark McGuigan fouled by Rhys Weston, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen O'Donnell takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell, Neil McGregor has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Effort on goal by Nicholas Riley from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Kyle Benedictis on for Jake Hyde.
Stephen O'Donnell concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Erskine. Scott Fox delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark McGuigan by Neil McGregor. Penalty taken by Paul Cairney is saved by Robert Douglas. Dundee 0-1 Partick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Leighton Mcintosh on Alan Archibald. Conrad Balatoni takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Conroy, Alan Archibald makes a clearance.
Nicholas Riley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamie McCluskey.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Paton on Stephen O'Donnell. Rhys Weston takes the direct free kick.
Neil McGregor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark McGuigan. Paul Cairney delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie McCluskey, Header on goal by Rhys Weston from just inside the area goes over the goal.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie McCluskey, clearance by Conrad Balatoni.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Paul Paton. Robert Douglas takes the indirect free kick.
Paul Cairney grabs a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Dundee 0-1 Partick.Assist by Chris Erskine.
Jamie McCluskey takes a shot. Save by Scott Fox. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Rhys Weston from the left by-line, clearance by Conrad Balatoni.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Cairney, Matthew Lockwood makes a clearance.
Stephen O'Donnell is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Stephen O'Donnell challenges Sean Welsh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean Welsh takes the free kick.
Stuart Bannigan challenges Leighton Mcintosh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Ryan Conroy from the free kick.
Chris Erskine takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Rhys Weston.
The ball is swung over by Mark Fotheringham.
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy from the right by-line, save by Scott Fox.
Mark McGuigan takes a shot. Save by Robert Douglas. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Cairney, Neil McGregor manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Stuart Bannigan on Jamie McCluskey, free kick awarded. Stuart Bannigan booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ryan Conroy from right wing, clearance made by Conrad Balatoni.
Stephen O'Donnell takes a shot. Save by Scott Fox. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Stephen O'Donnell, Scott Fox makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Paton by Mark Fotheringham. Free kick taken by Scott Robertson.
McBride sits it out
Dundee have midfielder Kevin McBride suspended for the visit of Partick Thistle.
Manager Barry Smith is also without the attacking threat of Jamie McCluskey, Stevie Milne and Graham Bayne through injury.
Defender Neil McGregor could return after a calf knock, with youngsters Kyle Benedictus and Leighton MacIntosh set to keep their places in Smith's starting XI.
Smith said: "We want to finish the season with a bit of momentum behind us and in second place. The best way to do that is to win our remaining three games.
"Partick beat us at Dens Park earlier in the season after our goalkeeper was sent off incorrectly. The red card was rescinded which didn't help us at the time so we will need to put that right by beating Thistle this time out."M
Partick are without the injured quartet of Aaron Sinclair, Darren Cole, David Rowson and Kris Doolan.
Jags boss Jackie McNamara could have Scott Robertson and Tommy Stewart available after knocks.
McNamara has urged his side to finish the season with a flurry. He said: "We have three games left and I want us to win them all starting at Dens Park.
"I want us to go there and be positive but I want the players to start showing a much more clinical side to our game as we are still not converting the chances we should.
"The three games between ourselves and Dundee have been tight this season but this would be a great game for the players to show that they have the correct winning mentality."
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