Rangers – Preview

Dundee travel to Ibrox on Saturday for the last pre-split Ladbrokes Premiership fixture against Rangers 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 7th April 2018

KICK OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Ibrox Stadium

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1872

STADIUM: Ibrox Stadium

CAPACITY: 50,817

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m

MANAGER: Graeme Murty

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 129

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 5, drawn 6, lost 14

LEAGUE CUP: Won 1, drawn 2, lost 14

TOTAL: Won 55, drawn 54, lost 157

Last Five Dundee v Rangers Matches

24/11/2017 | Home | SPFL Premiership | Won 2-1 | 8,548 | O’Hara (2)

9/9/2017 | Away | SPFL Premiership | Lost 4-1 | 49,164 | El Bahktaoui

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

Match Officials

REFEREE: Greg Aitken

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Gary Hilland

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Willie Conquer

FOURTH OFFICIAL: Kevin Graham

Last Meeting

Mark O’Hara was the Dark Blue hero last November scoring both goals as Dundee beat Rangers 2-1 at Dens Park. O’Hara’s first goal midway through the second half was quickly cancelled out by Josh Windass’s equaliser. However, when O’Hara scored again 10 minutes from full time there was no way back for Rangers.

Dundee FC: Parish, Kerr (c), Hendry, Meekings, Aurtenetxe, O’Hara, Kamara, Deacon (Allan 78), McGowan, El Bakhtaoui, Haber (Moussa 43)

Unused subs: Ferrie (gk), Holt, Leitch-Smith, Etxabeguren, Curran.

Goals: O’Hara (65, 80).

Booked: McGowan (foul on McCrorie).

Rangers: Foderingham, Tavernier, McCrorie, Wilson, John, Jack, Holt, Candeias (Hardie 83), Windass, Miller (c), Morelos (Herrera 45+1)

Unused subs: Alnwick (gk), Hodson, Bates, Barjonas, Pena.

Goal: Windass (69).

Booked: Holt (handball), Windass (dissent).

Attendance: 8,548.

Referee: Kevin Clancy. Assistants: Frank Connor, Gary Hilland. Fourth official: Stephen Finnie.

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.

That win was followed up with the 4-1 win over Dundee at Ibrox and then a double header with Partick Thistle at Firhill and after a 2-2 Premiership draw, Rangers knocked The Jags out of the League Cup quarter-final 3-1 after extra-time.

This set up a semi-final meeting with Motherwell at Hampden and The Steelmen bullied Rangers out of the game and progressed to the Betfred Cup Final with a 2-0 win.

It was a result that was to do serious damage to manager Pedro Caixinha’s tenure at Ibrox and after a 1-1 home draw with bottom of the league Kilmarnock, the Mexican was relieved of his duties after just eight months.

Graeme Murty was put in caretaker charge for the second time in a calendar year and his first game was a 3-1 victory over Hearts at Murrayfield. Murty’s side then recorded a 3-0 win over Partick Thistle at Ibrox but

After the international break went down surprisingly 2-0 at home to Hamilton and the following week lost 2-1 to Dundee at Dens thanks to a Mark O’Hara double.

Rangers bounced back from these defeats with two consecutive wins over Aberdeen which helped the Light Blues to get back into contention at the top of the league.

This was followed by December wins over Ross County, Hibs, St Johnstone and Motherwell and a draw at Celtic Park and Murty was rewarded with being appointed full time manager until the end of the season.

Rangers defeated Aberdeen again right after the winter break and an excellent February saw wins over Hibs, Partick, Hamilton, Hearts and St Johnstone.

In the Scottish Cup away wins at Fraserburgh and Ayr United and then at home to Paul Hartley’s Falkirk has set up a semi-final meeting with Celtic at Hampden next week.

In the Premiership, an Old Firm defeat at Ibrox was followed by home defeat to Kilmarnock, who also beat the Gers in December and in their last league game came back from 2-0 down at Fir Park to draw 2-2 with Motherwell.

Top Scorers

RANGERS: Morelos, Windass 17; Tavernier 8; Candeias 6; Dorrans, Pena, Cummings 5

DUNDEE: Moussa 11; O’Hara, Leitch-Smith 6; El Bahktaoui, 5; Waddell 3

Ticketing Information

FANS ARE REMINDED THAT THIS MATCH IS ALL TICKET AND THE DUNDEE ALLOCATION IS NOW SOLD OUT

Dundee fans will be housed in the Broomloan Road Stand Lower

Matchday Programme

Rangers 2017/18 matchday programme is an 84-page full colour edition which is 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 Friday.

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.