Rangers – Preview

Dundee travel to Ibrox on Saturday to take on Rangers in the Ladbrokes Premiership and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Rangers v Dundee

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

DATE: Saturday 9th September 2017

KICK OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Ibrox Stadium

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1872

STADIUM: Ibrox Stadium

CAPACITY: 50,817

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m

MANAGER: Pedro Caixinha

CHAIRMAN: Dave King

NICKNAME: The Gers

MASCOT: Broxi Bear

CLUB SPONSOR: 32Red

CLUB COLOURS: Royal blue, white and red

HONOURS: UEFA Cup Winners Cup winners – 1971/72

Scottish League Division One Champions – 31 times

Scottish League A Division Champions – 4 times

Scottish League Premier Division Champions – 12 times

Scottish Premier League Champions – 7 times

SPFL Championship winners – 2015/16

SPFL League One winners – 2013/14

Scottish League Third Division winners – 2012/13

Scottish Cup winners – 33 times

Scottish League Cup winners – 27 times

SPFL Challenge Cup winners – 2015/16

Drybrough Cup winners – 1979/80

Tennents Sixes winners – 1984, 1989

RECORD WIN: 14-2 v Blairgowrie, Scottish Cup 1st round, 20/1/1934

RECORD ATTENDANCE: 118,567 v Celtic, Scottish League, 2/1/1939

WEBSITE: www.rangers.co.uk

Getting to the Ground

The full address of Ibrox for sat-nav is as follows:  Ibrox Stadium, 150 Edmiston  Drive, Glasgow, G51 2XD

Ibrox is located slightly south-west of Glasgow’s city centre on the south bank of the river Clyde at about 2.5 miles from the central rail station and city centre.

The stadium stands close to the M8 motorway. Exit either at junction 23 or 24, and turn north. After a few hundred metres turn right at the roundabout. The stadium is on your left hand side.

If using public transport, Ibrox is best reached by Subway. The circular Glasgow subway system links Ibrox with the city centre. Board the metro in the centre, e.g. at Buchanan Street or St Enoch, and get off at station Ibrox. The journey is slightly quicker via the Outer Circle, taking 10 to 15 minutes.

Head to Head v Rangers

LEAGUE: Won 49, drawn 46, lost 127

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 5, drawn 6, lost 14

LEAGUE CUP: Won 1, drawn 2, lost 14

TOTAL: Won 55, drawn 54, lost 155

Last Five Dundee v Rangers Matches

19/2/2017 | Home | SPFL Premiership | Won 2-1 | 9,017 | O’Hara, Holt

19/11/2016 | Away | SPFL Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 48,733

13/8/2016 | Home | SPFL Premiership | Lost 2-1 | 9,702 | O’Hara

5/3/2016 | Away | Scottish Cup | Lost 4-0 | 30,994 |

27/9/2009 | Home | League Cup | Lost 3-1 | 10,654 | Griffiths

Last Meeting

A fantastic team performance brought Dundee a richly deserved three points from a 2-1 win against Rangers at Dens Park last February. Mark O’Hara and Kevin Holt put the Dee two goals ahead at half time. Although Joe Garner pulled a goal back for Rangers Dundee had the better of the second half. The Dark Blues finished the match as the stronger team, rather than hanging on desperately to their lead, and moved into the top six at the final whistle.

Dundee FC: Bain, Kerr, Etxabeguren, O’Dea (c), Holt, O’Hara, McGowan, Vincent, Wighton, Ojamaa (Williams 80), Haber

Unused subs: Gourlay (gk), Hateley, Ross, El Bakhtaoui, Gadzhalov, Gomis.

Goals: O’Hara (12), Holt (40).

Booked: Etxabeguren (foul on McKay).

Rangers: Foderingham, Tavernier, Kiernan, Hill (Wilson 30), Hodson, Hyndman, Halliday (Holt 77), Waghorn, Miller (c), McKay (Forrester 77), Garner

Unused subs: Alnwick (gk), Dodoo, O’Halloran, Houston.

Goal: Garner (61).

Booked: Garner (foul on Etxabeguren).

Attendance: 9,017 (4,024 away supporters).

Referee: Craig Thomson. Assistants: Andrew McWilliam, Stuart Hodge. Fourth official: Kevin Graham.

Rangers Season So Far

Rangers’ season started back in June when they faced Luxembourg side Progres Niederkorn in a Europa League first qualifying round tie and despite winning the first leg 1-0 at Ibrox thanks to a Kenny Miller goal, crashed out in one of the worst results in their history with a 2-0 defeat in the second leg.

Manager Pedro Caixinha has over hauled the squad in his first pre season at Ibrox and it was one of his new signings Graham Dorrans who scored a double at Fir Park to give them a 2-1 win over Motherwell on the opening day in the Premiership season.

This was followed up with a convincing 6-0 win at home to Dunfermline in the Betfred Cup second round but their league campaign has stuttered since.

Back to back home games against the Edinburgh sides saw just one point taken from six after a surprising 3-2 defeat to newly promoted Hibernian and a 0-0 draw with Hearts.

Rangers did however get their Premiership campaign back on track in the last game before the international break with a 3-1 win over Ross County in Dingwall; The Gers first ever league win over the Highland side.

Top Scorers

RANGERS: Morelos 5; Dorrans, Tavernier 2; Herrera, Miller, Alves, Santos 1

DUNDEE: Moussa 5; El Bahktaoui, Hendry 2; Deacon, Holt, McGowan, O’Hara 1

Ticketing Information

FANS ARE REMINDED THAT THIS MATCH IS ALL TICKET

Dundee fans will be housed in the Sandy Jardine Stand Lower Corner and the prices are as follows:

Adults: £25

Over 65s: £18

16/17 Year Old: £18

Under 16: £8

Tickets are available at the ticket office, in person or by phone, and shortly via the website at www.dundeefc.co.uk then click on “TICKETS” at the top of the website

Supporters Information

Visiting Coaches to be parked Broomloan Road facing east.

Tickets only available from DFC ticket office. No tickets available at Ibrox Stadium.

Be aware that Rangers are staging various events around an “Armed Forces Day”

Ibrox Stadium is a No Smoking venue.

You may be asked to submit to search prior to entry.

Remember: it is an offence to attempt to or bring controlled containers, alcohol, pyrotechnics into the Stadium.

Please behave responsibly and cooperate with instructions if given by Stewards and Police.

Matchday Programme

Rangers 2017/18 matchday programme is an 84-page full colour edition which will be available in and around the stadium priced £3.50.

A digital edition can also be purchased for both iOS and Android via the official Rangers website.

How To Watch

The full ninety minutes of the Rangers match will be available to subscribers of DEETV on Saturday evening while a shorter highlights package will be available to view on Sunday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DEETV from Thursday.

You can sign up for DEETV for just £5 a month on the official website where you will have access to Highlights, Interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button.

If you are out with the UK you will also be able to take advantage of our Live Streaming package for every home game.