Dundee FC show off Championship trophy in city square

Dundee fans Dundee FC fans packed the city square to see the players parade the Championship trophy

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Thousands of fans turned out to celebrate Dundee FC's Championship victory in the city square.

The Dark Blues clinched the title and promotion to the top flight on the final day of a hard-fought season.

Large crowds of supporters turned out despite pouring rain to see the players and manager Paul Hartley hold the trophy aloft from the balcony of the city chambers on Sunday.

Lord Provost Bob Duncan said it was "fantastic for the club and the city".

"They've worked very hard to get to where they are, and it's great for the business of the city," he said.

"We have two teams up in the Premiership - think of all the fun we'll have at local derbies.

Dundee celebrate their title win Dundee lifted the Championship trophy after beating Dumbarton 2-1 at Dens Park

"It was a huge turnout on a miserable day, it wasn't exactly beaming with sunshine but the fans did the team proud."

Dundee secured the Championship trophy at Dens Park with a 2-1 win over Dumbarton on the last day of the season, holding off a late charge from title rivals Hamilton, who thrashed Morton 10-2.

Club chief executive Scot Gardiner said the event at the city chambers was "a tremendous honour for the players and management who got us over the line".

He added: "Paul and the staff deserve every credit as it was a very difficult season.

"The fans never cease to amaze, they were with us all the way and this event was very much for them."

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