Ross County recorded their first victory since November 4 as three second half goals gave Owen Coyle’s side a deserved 4-1 win at Dundee.
A Davis Keillor-Dunn goal was cancelled out by Kerr Waddell for Dundee before Alex Schalk scored twice and Tim Chow rounded off a comfortable win by scoring the fourth.
Ross County manager Coyle kept faith with Scott Fox despite his mistake in the 4-2 home defeat to Aberdeen in midweek but made five changes following the poor display at Victoria Park.
Schalk, who came off the bench to score twice against the Dons, was given a start while there were recalls for David N’Gog, Jim O’Brien and Christopher Routis and Mattias Kait came in for his debut following his deadline day loan move from Fulham.
Chris Eagles, Ross Draper and Inih Effiong missed out while Craig Curran and Tim Chow dropped to the bench.
Dundee manager Neil McCann made four changes to the side which beat Hamilton 2-1 last weekend with Darren O’Dea, Marcus Haber, Kerr Waddell and new loan signing Simon Murray coming into the starting 11.
County arrived at Dens Park on a miserable run of no wins from their last 13 games but they made all the running in the first half as they sought to end their poor run.
Davis Keillor-Dunn had an early chance which was saved by Elliott Parish in the Dundee goal before David N’Gog fired over the crossbar from close range following a Schalk cutback but the Staggies could not find the goal their play merited by the interval.
The visitors continued to apply pressure to the Dundee goal at the start of the second half and their perseverance paid off as they deserved opened the scoring thanks to a Keillor-Dunn curling shot from the edge of the box which beat Parish.
The lead lasted only eight minutes, however, as the home side drew level when Kerr Waddell headed a Lewis Spence cross past Fox.
County were not to be denied their win though and they took control of the game once more thanks to two goals from Schalk in two minutes.
His first came in the 62nd minute when he intercepted a poor Spence pass before running clear on goal and shooting past Parish and he made it 3-1 in the 64th minute when he fired a Keillor-Dunn lay-off past the Dundee goalkeeper.
County added a fourth in stoppage time when Tim Chow finished a fine passing move by firing past Parish.