Docherty on constant improvement, Dundee's objectives and 'feel-good factor'

Tyrone Smith, BBC Sport Scotland

Dundee manager Tony Docherty has been speaking to the media ahead of this weekend's Premiership visit of Hibernian.

Here's the key points from his press conference:

  • His team are "in a good place" at the moment, and it is about maintaining the momentum they showed before the international break

  • He isn't surprised at how well his team have been performing so far this season because he sees his players on a daily basis, adding "I keep challenging the squad, and more importantly, the squad keep challenging themselves".

  • Despite Dundee's good start to the season, they need to realise that as the new team in the Premiership, their main objective is to stay in the division, and anything above that will be "a bonus"

  • They will need to be at their best to get a positive result for Hibs this weekend.

  • Team news: Scott Tiffoney and Josh Mulligan have returned to full training meaning Dundee have a clean bill of health going in to the game this weekend.

  • Adds that there is a real feel-good factor in Scottish football at the moment and that is down to Steve Clarke - says having a major finals to look forward to will be "a real motivational factor" for players as they look to try and push their way into the squad for the finals.