Neil McCann insists he remains under pressure despite seeing Dundee finally put some points on the board.

The Dark Blues edged past Hamilton last weekend as they ended a run of seven straight defeats.

They will now look to build on their first win of the Ladbrokes Premiership campaign when they welcome Kilmarnock to Tayside on Saturday.

Killie boss Steve Clarke has attempted to stir up the mind games ahead of the Dens Park battle by insisting McCann's basement boys remain under pressure.

McCann agrees, but he insists the only strain he is facing is self-imposed.

Asked if the pressure was off after their 2-0 triumph at the Hope Stadium, the former Sky Sports pundit said: "Not in my own mind. As a manager you are always under pressure to win games of football.

"Clearly we were on a bad run and the room was always busy for my press conferences.

"But I'm happy to take the questions. I'm in a pressure job and I understand these questions have to be asked.

"When I was in my previous job I would have to answer questions on some managers who are facing the same pressure.

"I've got a new-found respect for those guys because I know the difficulty they face through the week having to deal with those questions and face up to that pressure.

"Maybe the fans will feel a wee bit of a release because we have got those three points but the pressure is not alleviated on myself because I still want the players to show how good I believe they are.

"So they have full confidence and trust from me tomorrow."

Killie, meanwhile, will be hoping former Dundee frontman Greg Stewart continues his hot streak against his old side.

The 28-year-old won a move to Birmingham in the summer of 2016 but failed to make an impact at St Andrews and endured another difficult season on loan at Aberdeen last term.

However, he has hit the ground running after making another temporary switch to Kilmarnock and Clarke says his tally of three goals from his first four starts is proof Stewart is almost back to his best.

He said: "Greg has been a little bit frustrated with his time down at Birmingham, he didn't quite get the opportunities that certainly his talents deserve but sometimes that happens in football.

"He came back up to Aberdeen last year and was involved a lot but didn't quite hit the heights he was hoping for.

"However, he's come in here very determined to get his career back on track and at the moment we are reaping the benefits of that."