MARK MCGHEE insists Dundee have given St Johnstone a lot to think about ahead of their clash against Aberdeen.

The Perth side could consign Dundee to relegation and avoid a nervy final day of the season by taking a point against the Pittodrie side tonight.

Dundee continued their fight against the automatic drop spot with victory over Hibs at Dens, and McGhee reckons it’ll be something St Johnstone have to deal with ahead of their match this evening.

The Dundee boss said: “It gives them a lot to think about. Not only that but for us, we can look at this result tonight and think we have a chance at the weekend of winning as well.

“If we lost tonight, then it’s all over, but it wouldn’t have given us as much hope going into Sunday. “But now, you look at it and think the chances are that we might get a result on Sunday.

“They’ll feel that pressure as well but I don’t expect St Johnstone to take zero points from their final two games.”

Asked if he’ll be in Perth for the match, McGhee explained: “Will I be at St Johnstone? No. We’ve got a youth game here in the afternoon, so I’ll watch that and then I’ll just relax.”

McGhee has long believed his side were improving and reckons they showed it against Hibs, even if it does end up having come just too late in the season.

He said: “I’ve been talking about this incremental improvement and then we had the disaster at the weekend. I did say we felt as if the spirit was there.

“They’d faced up to the reality of the situation a long time ago and it didn’t come as a shock that we were suddenly in relegation trouble and facing a game like this tonight.

“I don’t think they played with more freedom. I think we just got the right moments in the game. They could have scored another goal easily. We had a goal disallowed. I’ve watched it back it’s not offside. It’s onside. It’s a ridiculous decision.”