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Paul Dummett concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Finnigan. Davide Grassi takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the area by James McAlister goes over the bar.
Centre by Kenny McLean.
Dougie Imrie has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Easton by Esmael Goncalves. Direct free kick taken by Brian Easton.
David van Zanten fouled by Carl Finnigan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David van Zanten.
Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Conroy from the left by-line.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Conor Newton on Ryan Conroy. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Conroy.
Foul by Brian Easton on Esmael Goncalves, free kick awarded. David van Zanten takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Conroy from the left by-line, Effort from deep inside the area by Iain Davidson misses to the left of the goal.
Goal scored by James McAlister from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Dundee 2-1 St Mirren.The assist for the goal came from Nicky Riley.
John Baird goes off and Carl Finnigan comes on. Lewis Guy leaves the field to be replaced by Esmael Goncalves. Steven Thompson on for Sam Parkin. Paul Dummett comes on in place of Lee Mair.
Unfair challenge on Marc McAusland by Iain Davidson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Samson.
Unfair challenge on Gary Irvine by Sam Parkin results in a free kick. Sam Parkin receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Gary Irvine restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Conroy, Nicky Riley takes a shot. Blocked by Kenny McLean.
Centre by Gary Harkins.
Lewis Guy takes a shot. Save by Rab Douglas.
John Baird gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dundee 1-1 St Mirren.
Nicky Riley takes a shot. Save by Craig Samson.
Gary Irvine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dougie Imrie. Gary Irvine receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Graham Carey.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Lewis Guy. Davide Grassi takes the free kick.
Foul by Gary Harkins on Lee Mair, free kick awarded. Gary Harkins is shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Lee Mair.
Gary Irvine concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenny McLean. Conor Newton takes the free kick.
John Baird handles the ball and concedes a free kick. John Baird receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Craig Samson takes the free kick.
Dougie Imrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Riley. Free kick taken by Gary Irvine.
Graham Carey takes the outswinging corner, Sam Parkin takes a shot.
John Baird challenges Lee Mair unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Samson.
Steven Milne leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Conroy. Kevin McBride leaves the field to be replaced by Nicky Riley.
David van Zanten sends in a cross, save by Rab Douglas.
Dougie Imrie crosses the ball, Sam Parkin takes a shot. Blocked by Davide Grassi. Graham Carey takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Steven Milne.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David van Zanten by Gary Harkins. Direct free kick taken by Craig Samson.
Sam Parkin takes a shot. Save by Rab Douglas. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Graham Carey from the right by-line.
Foul by James McAlister on Paul McGowan, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Craig Samson.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Graham Carey, Shot from deep inside the area by Lee Mair goes over the bar.
Gary Harkins has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
The ball is swung over by Gary Irvine, clearance by Graham Carey.
Conor Newton concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Milne. Lewis Toshney restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Graham Carey from the left by-line, Marc McAusland takes a shot. Clearance by Iain Davidson.
The referee blows for offside. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Paul McGowan from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
James McAlister takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Marc McAusland.
Shot by Gary Harkins from outside the box goes high over the target.
Dougie Imrie grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Dundee 0-1 St Mirren.Assist by Paul McGowan.
The referee penalises Lewis Guy for handball. Free kick taken by Kevin McBride.
Foul by Gary Irvine on Dougie Imrie, free kick awarded. Dougie Imrie restarts play with the free kick. Paul McGowan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Corner taken left-footed by James McAlister from the right by-line, Graham Carey makes a clearance.
Iain Davidson has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Gary Harkins fouled by Marc McAusland, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin McBride restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Dougie Imrie.
Shot by Gary Harkins from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Effort on goal by Gary Irvine from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Foul by Graham Carey on Iain Davidson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kevin McBride.
Unfair challenge on Sam Parkin by Davide Grassi results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David van Zanten.
The ball is crossed by Graham Carey.
Sam Parkin takes a shot. Davide Grassi gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Graham Carey, Sam Parkin takes a shot. Clearance made by Gary Irvine.
Foul by Steven Milne on Graham Carey, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Graham Carey.
Shot by Paul McGowan from just outside the area goes over the net.
Paul McGowan takes a shot. Save by Rab Douglas.
Gallagher to miss St Mirren clash
Dundee defender Declan Gallagher is suspended for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with St Mirren after his red card against St Johnstone last week.
But Gary Harkins returns after being cup-tied for the weekend defeat by Dundee United.
Long-term absentees Stephen O'Donnell (knee), Carl Finnigan (knee), Mark Kerr (knee) and Jamie McCluskey (Achilles) are all still out.
Manager John Brown admits the match cannot come soon enough for his players.
The Dark Blues host the Buddies as they attempt to recover from Sunday's Scottish Cup defeat by city rivals Dundee United.
Brown's side are bottom of the table by 15 points and many have written them off for the drop back down to the First Division come the end of the season.
But Brown is relishing the chance to pick up his first league win as interim manager and a fighting effort from Dundee to stay up.
He said: "It's another game for the players to look forward to.
"It's always disappointing losing to your biggest rivals in any derby game but we have to move on.
"It's good we have this opportunity to bounce back so soon and hopefully we do our best to take it.
"It promises to be a difficult game but we'll attempt to get the three points as we will do in every game between now and the end of the season."
St Mirren will press ahead without injured skipper Jim Goodwin.
The Buddies face John Brown's men at Dens Park but will travel without Irishman Goodwin while he recovers from a calf strain.
Kenny McLean could return following two months out with a knee injury but long-term casualties Darren McGregor (knee) and Thomas Reilly (ankle) remain on the sidelines.
Boss Danny Lennon believes something will have to give as his top-six chasing side take on relegation-threatened Dundee.
The Buddies boss still believes his Paisley men can bridge a seven-point gap and steer themselves into the top half of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League for the first time.
Winning their game in hand over the rest of the SPL, therefore, would go a long way towards breaking new ground in the top-flight.
But John Brown`s basement boys desperately need the three points too as they strive to complete the most unlikely of escape jobs by reigning in second-bottom Hearts, currently 15 points in front.
Brown was brought in as part of a last-ditch attempt to battle out of the drop zone and for that reason - along with the slim thread that currently holds his own team`s ambitions in place - Lennon claims their meeting will be a win-or-bust encounter.
The St Mirren manager - whose side are unbeaten in their two previous meetings with the Dark Blues this term - told Press Association Sport: "I don't know Bomber (Brown) a great deal but you can see the impact that the change in manager has already had.
"They were unlucky to lose against Dundee United on Sunday in the Scottish Cup and fought back well against St Johnstone to get a draw last week.
"So we know it's going to be a tough game. Even though we have beaten them both times we have played them this season, they were hard games.
"But we are out to show our ambition and if we want to get to where we want to be then, it`s a must-win situation.
"But likewise, if Dundee want to survive, they will need the three points too. Someone will ultimately end up disappointed."
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