Date: 5th November 2017 at 12:14pm
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Neil McCann hit out at Anthony Stokes as Dundee remained at the foot of the Premiership after suffering their fifth defeat on the bounce.

It seems that the pressure of life in the dug out is getting to the former Sky Sports pundit who was tempted out of the studio towards the end of last season.

Dundee lost an early goal but levelled the scores before a second half clash saw players from both sides square up in the middle of the park with referee John Beaton losing the plot.

With Stokes going on to set up the winning goal for Simon Murray, McCann was furious that the former Celtic striker was still on the park.

The Dundee boss told The Sun: “Jack (Hendry) was punched in the balls.

The fourth official can see it – he said he has seen it and the referee is just calming it down.

Then John Beaton gives a yellow card before booking my player who had been punched. After the game, John Beaton told me he goes on the information he has been given.

That information was ‘the player has been struck by another player’. He then says he didn’t deem it violent conduct, it was aggressive behaviour. It’s a disgrace he’s only booked.

To rub salt in the wounds, he is the architect of the second goal – the guy who shouldn’t be on the pitch. Every week I seem to have a big decision go against the team.

I’m not excusing the team because the defending was poor, but that aside it just beggars belief.”

After 13 matches Dundee have picked up just eight points with goalkeeper Scott Bain missing yesterday’s match for disciplinary reasons.

Dundee’s next two matches are at home to Kilmarnock and Sevco.