Dougie Imrie shrugged off Dundee manager Neil McCann’s claims that Hamilton were time-wasters - but conceded it’s time the Accies start putting games to bed.

McCann’s Dark Blues claimed all three points in a dramatic finale at the SuperSeal Stadium on Saturday as A-Jay Leitch-Smith pounced in the 98th minute to end Hamilton’s run of four successive wins over the Tayside team.

In a fraught encounter, which led to Hamilton playing with nine-men at the finish after David Templeton’s sending off and an injury to Darian MacKinnon in the last knockings, Accies saw a lead they were handed by a Mark O'Hara own goal after just 90 seconds wiped out as Dundee hit back.

Prior to being sent off, Templeton came within a whisker of putting Accies 2-0 up with a curling free-kick which cracked the post. The match turned on its head during the remainder of the game and the hosts now continue to seek the home comforts after posting just one win in 11 games in their own backyard.

Imrie said: “We had the game under control but, 1-0 up, we our shot ourselves in the foot once again. David Templeton had a fantastic free kick that hit the post and on another day it would probably have gone in and we win the game 2-0.

“But Temps got a silly second yellow and he knows that himself and with the extra man Dundee put us under a bit of pressure and scored within four minutes of him getting sent off.

“Then for some mad reason the referee played eight minutes of injury time and they scored. Both of their goals came from crosses into the box and it’s disappointing from our point of view.

“It was the same against Hearts where mistakes cost us and it’s another sore one to take but we need to pick ourselves up and it will be a tough game up at Aberdeen.

“The games keep getting harder and we need to get our heads up and start seeing these games out when we’re in control.

“We weren’t time wasting. If Neil McCann said that then he’s making something out of nothing. Gary Woods (the goalkeeper) was booked but the wind was making it hard. It was the same for myself at free kicks and corners with the ball moving and you can’t kick it when that happens.

“It didn’t help they scored when we were down to nine men. Darian took a sore one but hopefully it’s not serious because he’s been a big player for us.”

With Greg Docherty moving to Rangers, Michael Devlin heading for Aberdeen and Grant Gillespie on the look-out for another club, Hamilton have lost a trio of key players.

Imrie remains confident that the club’s youth policy can help fill the void and keep the Accies moving forward.

He added: “With us losing Greg, Michael and Grant we need as many experienced players as possible. The three I mentioned have been fantastic servants. But that’s what happens here at Hamilton. We’ve got players who come through. James McCarthy and James McArthur left and now it’s Michael and Greg.

“But our youth policy is still thriving and you can see it with Lewis Ferguson who has been excellent in the last three games and Shaun Want was fantastic on Saturday.

“We just need to stick together just now. We’re disappointed not to be picking up as many points at home and we need to cut out those errors that are costing us.”