Inverness CT 0 - 0 Dundee

Match info: Scottish Premier at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium

Date: 13/08/2014 KO: 19:45 Ref: Att: 3,082

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  • Last Updated: August 13 2014, 23:40 BST

Dundee boss Paul Hartley is pleased with his side's solid start to the Scottish Premiership season after overseeing a creditable goalless draw in Inverness.

Dundee manager Paul Hartley.watched his side draw 0-0
Dundee manager Paul Hartley.watched his side draw 0-0

The newly-promoted Blues secured their second point from as many games, following Saturday's 1-1 draw at Kilmarnock.

Chances were few and far between at the Caledonian Stadium but Hartley's side could have scored, Peter MacDonald skying over and Gary Harkins denied by a last-ditch tackle from David Raven.

But Hartley felt his side were impressive against the Caley Jags.

"We're pleased with the result because this is a hard place to come," he said.

"In the second half we created the better chances and on another day we could have won the game.

"We changed shape a couple of times and the boys immediately altered, so you have to give them credit for that."

A contentious handball shout against Greg Tansey was waved away but Hartley was not too regretful about the decision.

"It looked like a handball and all the players were claiming for it," he said.

"But it wasn't given so you just get on with it.

"I thought our defence and goalkeeper were excellent and Paul McGowan was outstanding. His work rate was terrific."

Inverness manager John Hughes felt his side needed to be a bit more creative to win the encounter in the Highlands.

The Caley Jags were not as incisive as they were against Hamilton and could not get in behind the stubborn Dundee defence.

Hughes felt that with better decision-making his side could have won the game.

"It's a little bit frustrating not to win the game. We had enough effort and commitment," he said.

"In that final third, we need to be a bit more creative and have that little bit of magic to unlock the defence.

"It was a good game and you have to give credit to Dundee. They're a newly-promoted side and they've come away from home."

He also encouraged his attacking players to take note of assistant manager Russell Latapy.

"Ryan Christie and Marley Watkins need to get that education from Russell," said Hughes.

"They need to get in areas where they can pick up and the ball and get at teams. That's where Russell needs to come in."