DUNDEE boss Paul Hartley was fuming as his side flopped 2-1 to St Johnstone at Perth this afternoon.
The Dens Park side are now anchored at the foot of the Premiership and the Tayside gaffer said: “It’s a reality check in terms of where we are.
“We’re in a fight just now and we can’t get away from that. We’ve not got enough points, not good enough. We have to all take responsibility. We’ve got to start doing our talking on the pitch.
“I’m frustrated how we played today. I’m angry, in the second-half we didn’t perform whatsoever.
“We’ve got a strong enough squad and on our day we can compete with anybody. But just now it’s not happening for us.”
The Saints moved up to fourth in the table after easing to three points against Hartley’s strugglers.
Defender Steven Anderson broke the deadlock and Danny Swanson doubled the lead from the penalty spot after Kevin Gomis brought down Steven MacLean.
Rory Loy gave Dundee late hope with a spot-kick after Yordi Teijsse was bundled over.
Perth gaffer Tommy Wright said: “It would have been a travesty if they had equalised. We totally dominated the game.
“I’m really pleased with how we played, how we moved the ball, but in the last few minutes we put ourselves in a position we shouldn’t have been in.
“Danny Swanson is a key player for us, he knows that, and we do give him the freedom when the ball is in the opposition half to go and play as he sees it.”