Leigh Griffiths has issued an apology after he kicked a smoke bomb into the away end against St Johnstone last night.

The Dundee striker booted the pyrotechnic device back into the away support as they celebrated their opening goal of the League Cup clash at Dens Park.

A Dundee statement read: "Dundee Football Club and Leigh Griffiths would like to address a regrettable incident which occurred during last night’s Premier Sports Cup tie with St. Johnstone at the Kilmac Stadium.

"Following the opening goal a smoke generator, amongst other items, was thrown onto the park by the visiting supporters. This pyrotechnic ended up back in the stand as Leigh kicked it to remove it from the field of play.

"The club will be making no further comment on this situation."

Griffiths added: “It was regrettable that the pyrotechnic ended up back in the stand as my intention was just to remove it from the pitch.

“Having just lost a goal I was eager to get the match restarted as quickly as possible and I would like to apologise for any distress caused by this action.”