NEIL McCann says he is loving every minute of being in the dugout after extending his unbeaten run as caretaker boss at Dundee to three games.

McCann added a 1-1 draw with Ross County at Dens Park to the two victories recorded in the Ladbrokes Premiership since he replaced Paul Hartley at the helm, captain Darren O’Dea’s 76th-minute penalty cancelling out Liam Boyce’s fourth-minute opener.

Dundee remain in ninth place in the table with two games to go but are nine points ahead of bottom side Inverness, who they host on Wednesday, and five clear of 11th-placed Hamilton Accies, their opponents this coming Saturday.

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McCann, who gave up his role as a pundit for Sky Sports to take up the challenge of trying to steer Dundee away from the relegation play-off zone, said: “Never for a second have I regretted taking this job. When I go into the dressing room, I see a group of determined players who are great to work with day in, day out.

“They are responding to everything I’m asking of them and since day one they have been a credit to themselves. I’m really enjoying it and we want to finish the season on a high with our two remaining games. We know Inverness will be a difficult match but all we’ll be thinking about is ourselves and trying to get the result we want and which would be great for the fans. It was a marvellous atmosphere on Saturday. The fans have been playing their part and that helps as well.”

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre felt his players failed to build on a whirlwind start. He said: “We became a bit slack after the early goal and our passing wasn’t great. That was disappointing because we knew Dundee would go into this match on a bit of a high with their recent momentum.

“In the end, we had to hang on a bit but our recent run has been pretty good and that’s us up to six games unbeaten. That’s pretty good and we want to keep it intact for our last two games.”

Meanwhile, Kilmarnock caretaker boss Lee McCulloch said no decision has been made yet on his long-term future. McCulloch, who took charge when Lee Clark left in February, had said he would discuss his position with the board once Premiership safety was secured. That has now been achieved but McCulloch is not sure when those talks will happen.

The Rugby Park club retained their top-flight status with a 2-1 win over Caley Thistle on Saturday, with Sean Longstaff and Jordan Jones ensuring Alex Fisher’s consolation mattered little.

McCulloch said: “I’ve always said that when we’re safe, I imagined a meeting would happen. I don’t know if it will be next week but I can say there will be discussions. We’ve not spoke for two to three months, so I don’t want to get carried away. I just want to concentrate on this performance – it’s our 25th consecutive season in the top flight.

“I’m not a big-headed guy or a talker. Once we sit down we’ll have discussions, that’s all I can say. It’s probably best we do it sooner rather than later. I’ve surprised myself a little bit. But with the managers I’ve worked under and players I’ve worked with, I’ve not got bad experience.”

Richie Foran now needs favours from Ross County on Tuesday night, when they entertain Hamilton, to make sure Inverness still have something to play for at Dundee.

“If Ross County do us that favour, I believe we can get out of this. That would add massive pressure on Hamilton going into the last game of the season,” Foran said. “We need that result to go our way and if we can get three points against Dundee then you never know. We’ve still got a small chance and we’ll still keep believing.”