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Neil McCann Warns Tommy Wright That He’s Not Welcome at Dens Park

Neil McCann Warns Tommy Wright That He’s Not Welcome at Dens Park

Neil McCann has added more fuel to the fire in his war of words with Tommy Wright, telling the St Johnstone boss that he’s no longer welcome at Dens Park.

Dundee manager McCann clashed with Wright when the two teams met last month, in what turned out to be a bad-tempered 4-0 win for the Saints.

Both McCann and St Johnstone goalkeeper Zander Clark would later receive bans for the roles they played in a feisty touchline scramble at the final whistle.

However, while McCann’s suspension has now been reduced to one game after a successful appeal, the 43-year-old is still refusing to back down as the two teams get ready to do battle again this weekend at McDiarmid Park.

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Asked if he would look to bury the hatchet with Wright at full-time, McCann responded, “Absolutely not. I’ve no intention to speak to Tommy Wright at all, he’s not welcome around here.”

The ex-Rangers midfielder added, “Maybe if I said something in the room he’d go back and tell the referee like he did the last time so I’m better not talking to him.”

“It’s not Jeremy Kyle is it but I’ve read his comments and I’m sure he said Zander Clark did nothing and the evidence would show that.”

“I’m not interested in anything Tommy Wright has got to say.”

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McCann continued by slamming Wright’s conduct, claiming he’s never witnessed an opposite number report to a referee like the 54-year-old did at Dens Park.

“During the heat of battle, emotions run high but generally they are done after the final whistle. That was the case for a couple of the Saints boys.”

“But it didn’t seem to be for the manager or the kitman who decided to go in after the game.

“I’ve never seen or heard anything like that, a manager going and reporting another manager to the referee but there you go.”

Who said the post-split fixtures weren’t entertaining!

Dundee will be looking to pick up a precious victory tomorrow afternoon, in a bid to distance themselves from a relegation battle involving both Partick Thistle and Ross County.

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