Dundee 3-1 Falkirk: Kane Hemmings 'has graft and goals'

Dundee's Kane Hemmings celebrates
Kane Hemmings has scored 15 goals this season

Dundee manager Paul Hartley says Kane Hemmings' game is about graft as well as goals after the striker helped his side into the Scottish Cup fifth round.

Hemmings made it nine goals in his last six games to take his season's tally to 15 and secure an away tie at Dumbarton.

"Kane is in brilliant form but what pleased me most is his work-rate off the ball is great," Hartley said.

"He scores two and sets up the other but in the last few minutes he's back there at left-back making a tackle."

Hartley added on BBC Radio Scotland: "He has got a new dimension to his game as it's not just about scoring goals for him.

"His team work is terrific also and that is what you are looking for as a manager.

"Now we have a tricky game at Dumbarton to look forward to in the next round and we will give them the same respect as Falkirk.

"It's one we can win and we want to progress as it's been too long since the club had a good cup run.

"That was one of my ambitions when I came in here to have a good cup run and get a bit of silverware."

Falkirk players show their disappointment
Falkirk's players must pick themselves up to face Rangers on Saturday

Falkirk manager Peter Houston was understandably disappointed after last season's Scottish Cup finalists suffered a first defeat in 14 games at Dens Park.

He said: "I thought we were the better team for an hour here and that Dundee scored against the run of play with a goal that was maybe offside as well.

"We were punished for our mistakes by a Premiership side late in the game but if you had been a neutral after an hour you would have thought we were the Premiership side."

Houston is confident Falkirk, seven points adrift of Rangers in the Championship having played a game more, will recover quickly as they prepare to face the league leaders at Ibrox on Saturday.

"Rangers are trying to push and win the league but we will go there and be disciplined and prepare as thoroughly as we can," he added.

"The last time we played them we beat Rangers so if we get a similar result then I will be happy."

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