Dundee manager Barry Smith has told his players they cannot afford to dwell too long on their shock Scottish Communities League Cup exit at the hands of Queen’s Park.
The Tayside club became the fourth Clydesdale Bank Premier League scalp of the second round as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat against the Irn-Bru Third Division side.
But with a tough visit to Hearts looming when they return to league business this weekend against Hearts on Sunday, Smith insists Dundee must move on quickly from the cup disappointment at Hampden.
He said: “We just have to dust ourselves down and get on with it. We’ve got a big game on Sunday and we must move on quickly and make sure that we’re ready for Sunday’s game.”
Dundee enjoyed the best possible start when Steven Milne opened the scoring after just five minutes.
But the tie turned in Queen’s Park’s favour when Neil McGregor saw red for a challenge on Jamie Longworth, who netted from the resultant penalty.
Sean Burns then grabbed the winner to ensure the hosts would progress to the next round.
In last night’s other ties, Inverness beat Arbroath 2-0 and St Mirren thumped Ayr United 5-1.