DUNDEE manager Neil McCann has warned he will not let big clubs “cherry-pick” his players after rejecting Celtic’s “very low” bid for Jack Hendry.

McCann confirmed Celtic’s interest in the 22-year-old last week and has now revealed the Ladbrokes Premiership leaders followed it up with an offer. The defender signed a two-year contract when he arrived from Wigan in the summer and Dundee are holding firm in their valuation.

McCann said: “There’s been a bid, a low bid, very low, but nothing since. I would think there would be more interest in the player but clearly they were told it wasn’t enough and that will be the message if it continues in that vein.

“If someone wants to come in and take our best players, it has to be right for the club. It’s not about cherry-picking Dundee because there’s bigger sides out there. I’m not up for that anymore and I think the days of this club accepting that should be long gone.

“You see other clubs are not accepting it now and that’s right. Why should clubs who are deemed smaller clubs just give up their talent? If they are deemed good enough to go to a bigger club then they should be paying the price for the player.”

Hendry previously won a move from Partick Thistle to Wigan and McCann feels the centre-back has taken the speculation in his stride after being linked with Crystal Palace and Bournemouth.

“He is dealing with it absolutely fine,” McCann said.

Meanwhile, Hamilton manager Martin Canning hopes his side can bounce back against Dundee today following their 3-0 loss to Hearts in midweek. He said: “It was a sore one the other night and we have to cut out the mistakes. That has got to be the end of them.”