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Dundee open against Kilmarnock

Newly-promoted Dundee begin life in the top flight of Scottish football with a home game against Kilmarnock on Saturday, August 9.

Four days later Paul Hartley takes his side to Inverness before returning to Dens Park to face Partick Thistle on August 16.

A trip to St Mirren is next up for the League One champions and they complete the month with a glamour home clash against champions Celtic on August 30.

After a two-week international break, Dundee travel to Perth to face St Johnstone on September 13 before the match all Dark Blues fans have craved since securing promotion last month.

Jackie McNamara's Dundee United travel 'yards' to Dens for the first derby of the season on September 20, seven days before a trip north to Ross County.

Over the festive period, Dundee warm up for the big Ne'erday clash against United with a trip to Partick Thistle on December 20 and a home game against St Mirren on December 27.

The penultimate match of the pre-split season is another derby showdown at Dens Park on April 8, three days before they bring the curtain down on the campaign with a trip to Perth to face St Johnstone.