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Rangers Preview

Dundee face Rangers at Ibrox on Wednesday 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: Wednesday 27th February 2019

KICK OFF: 7.45pm

VENUE: Ibrox Stadium

Ticketing Information

FANS ARE REMINDED THAT THIS MATCH IS ALL TICKET

Dundee fans will be housed in the Broomloan Road Stand Lower and the prices are as follows:

Adults: £27

Over 65s: £20

16/17 Year Old: £20

Under 16: £9

Tickets are available at the ticket office, in person or by phone (01382 889966 option 1), and via the website at www.dundeefc.co.uk then click on “TICKETS” at the top of the website

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1872

STADIUM: Ibrox Stadium

CAPACITY: 50,817

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m

MANAGER: Steven Gerrard

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 47, lost 131

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 5, drawn 6, lost 14

LEAGUE CUP: Won 1, drawn 2, lost 14

TOTAL: Won 55, drawn 55, lost 159

Last Five Dundee v Rangers Matches

  1. 9/12/2018 | Home | SPFL Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 8,578 | K. Miller
  2. 15/9/2018 | Away | SPFL Premiership | Lost 4-0 | 50, 130
  3. 7/4/2018 | Away | SPFL Premiership | Lost 4-0 | 49,142
  4. 24/11/2017 | Home | SPFL Premiership | Won 2-1 | 8,548 | O’Hara (2)
  5. 9/9/2017 | Away | SPFL Premiership | Lost 4-1 | 49,164 | El Bahktaoui

Match Officials

REFEREE: Don Robertson

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Paul O’Neill

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Joseph Lawson

FOURTH OFFICIAL: William Collum

Last Meeting

Dundee moved off the bottom of the table with a marvellous fighting performance in a 1-1 draw against Rangers at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park last December. Kenny Miller put the Dark Blues ahead with an early goal but they had little time to settle on the lead. Nathan Ralph was sent off and Andy Halliday equalised in quick succession leaving Dundee to hold on for 70 minutes. They did so magnificently in a performance that showed coolness, strength of character and determination in abundance.

Dundee FC: Hamilton, Kerr, Kusunga, Boyle, Ralph, Curran, Kamara, Woods (Spence 85’), Calvin Miller, McGowan, Kenny Miller (c) (Källman 76’)

Unused subs: Parish (gk), Nabi, Inniss, Moore, Lambert.

Goal: Kenny Miller (8’).

Booked: Kusunga (squaring up to Lafferty).

Sent off: Ralph (denying a clear goal-scoring opportunity).

Rangers: McGregor, Tavernier (c), Worrall, Goldson, Halliday (Ejaria 69’), Jack, Kent (Middleton at half time), Candeias, Rossiter (Barisic 56’), Grezda, Lafferty

Unused subs: Foderingham (gk), McCrorie, Katic, Coulibaly.

Goal: Halliday (20’).

Booked: Jack (foul on Calvin Miller), Lafferty (squaring up to Kusunga).

Attendance: 8,578 (3,940 away fans).

Referee: Alan Muir. Assistants: David Doig, Graham Chambers. Fourth Official: Greg Aitken.

Rangers Season So Far

Rangers’ season started back in June in the Europa League qualifiers and they successfully negotiated through to the group stages by dispatching FK Shkupi of Macedonia, Osijek of Croatia, NK Maribor of Slovenia and Russian side FC UFA.

Steven Gerrard’s first Premiership match in charge was a tough trip up to Pittodrie and despite losing Alfredo Morelos to a red card after just 12 minutes were only denied victory when The Dons equalised in injury time.

After defeating St Mirren 2-0 in their first Premiership home game Rangers knocked Kilmarnock out the Betfred Cup with a 3-1 win at Rugby Park but were again denied all three points in injury time in the next game at Fir Park when Motherwell made in 3-3 with seconds to go.

In the first Old Firm game of the season Gerrard lost his unbeaten record when an Oliver Ntcham goal was enough to give the hosts victory at Celtic Park. 

After the Dark Blues’ 4-0 defeat at Ibrox after the international break, Rangers secured an excellent 2-2 draw away at Villareal in their first Europa League group game. They followed this up in Europe with two home games which a saw a 3-1 win over Rapid Vienna and a 0-0 draw against Spartak Moscow but in the return game in Russia lost 4-3 in a game they should have won.

In their last home Europa League game, a 0-0 draw was secured with Villareal despite being down to ten men for the whole of the second half but a 1-0 defeat in Vienna ended their European dream.

In the Betfred Cup Rangers defeated Ayr United 4-0 at Ibrox before succumbing to Aberdeen in the semi-final.

Rangers’ Premiership campaign saw them climb steadily towards the top of the table, making them genuine title contenders. After a surprise defeat at Livingston, the Light Blues defeated Hearts (3-1), Hamilton (4-1), St Mirren (2-0), Motherwell (7-1), Livingston (3-0) as well as drawing with Kilmarnock (1-1) and before their last visit to Dens hit the top of the Premiership for the first time after a 2-1 win over Hearts at Tynecastle.

However they weren’t their long with a 1-1 draw at Dens following a 1-0 defeat at home to Aberdeen and two draws with Rangers in December but the year ended on a high with a 1-0 win over Celtic at Ibrox thanks to a Ryan Jack winner.

After the winter break Rangers lost 2-1 at Kilmarnock but bounced back with consecutive Premiership wins over Livingston, St Mirren and Aberdeen.

In the Scottish Cup Rangers despatched Cowdenbeath 3-1 in Fife before brushing Kilmarnock aside with 5-0 replay win at Ibrox in which Morelos scored four after the first game had ended 0-0 at Rugby Park.

Rangers dropped two points in a 0-0 home draw with St Johnstone but before the Dark Blues’ visit to Govan did The Dee a favour with a 5-0 win at Hamilton.

Top Scorers

RANGERS: Morelos 31; Tavernier 13; Arfield, Lafferty 6; Middleton, Candeias, Kent 5

DUNDEE: K. Miller 7; Nelson 4; P. McGowan 3; Moussa, Mendy, Madianga, J. Curran Wright 2

Matchday Programme

Rangers 2018/19 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

Fans in the UK can sign up to DeeTV for a monthly fee of £5.99 or an annual fee of £59.99 which will give them access to live audio of most Ladbrokes Premiership games, full match replays and highlights, behind the scenes content and exclusive interviews.

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to every subscriber of DeeTV on Wednesday while a shorter highlights package will be available to on Thursday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DeeTV from Tuesday.

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

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