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Docherty on flares, consistency & Motherwell

Dundee manager Tony Docherty has been talking to the media before his side's Scottish Premiership clash against Motherwell on Saturday.

Here are the key points from his press conference:

  • Young Dundee fan Levi Rennie, who was struck by a flare during last weekend's game at McDiarmid Park, spent the day with the club; Docherty condemned the use of pyrotechnics. "I don’t think there’s a place for it. They don’t belong in stadiums."

  • Praised the levels of consistency Dundee have shown recently, and says his players are "a brilliant group to work with".

  • Thinks they found a different way to win against St Johnstone. “We really worked hard and showed a togetherness to get over the line”.

  • Won’t sit and reflect on the season until it’s finished, but made a point of praising the Dens Park crowd and how the home fans lift the players.

  • Says they have to be at their “absolute best” to beat Motherwell, having had two tough games against them already this season.

  • Team news: Curtis Main is getting closer as is Josh Mulligan. There are no new injury worries.

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[BBC]