Hamilton 2-1 Dundee: Alex Neil could feature more for Accies

Hamilton player-manager Alex Neil did not rule himself out of becoming a permanent fixture back in the side after he featured in the 2-1 win over Dundee at New Douglas Park.

Neil helped his side get back to winning ways with Tony Andreu and Mickael Antoine-Curier finding the net with early goals.

"I've missed playing but the lads have done really well.

"I enjoyed it, you always enjoy playing. I could only really last 80 minutes, I took cramp towards the end.

"We've gone through a wee sticky patch recently so I just felt a bit of experience might help us.

"We'll see what happens next week and we'll take that game as it comes."

Accies had struggled for form recently with just one win in seven games, but despite Greg Stewart giving Dundee a lifeline the home side were well worth their win.

"Our performance over the 90 minutes more than merited the three points," he said.

"We've only lost one game at home so it has more been on the road where we've found our issues, and two of the games have been cup games.

"In the league our form has been good, albeit we'd like it to be a bit better. I don't think confidence has been drained from the players at all. We just need to hit the heights we've hit this season."

Gary Harkins and Jason Scotland
Both Gary Harkins (left) and Jason Scotland received yellow cards for their bust-up near the end

Dundee manager Paul Hartley was unimpressed with both his side's performance and the late second yellow card given to Gary Harkins for getting involved in an altercation with Jason Scotland, despite already having been substituted.

"We can't start the game the way we did, I thought we were off it today," said Hartley.

"I thought it was just a bad day for us.

"We didn't settle, we didn't play the way we can play. I thought we were second to every ball and the two goals we lost were poor on our part. We were just off the pace of the game.

"I've not really spoke to Gary, we'll speak to him later on.

"We've not got a big enough squad, there was no need for anybody to get involved in that situation and it means we're a player down again and the squad's thin as it is.

"We've got a big six weeks ahead of us. A lot of games, a lot of important games."