Dundee 1
Rangers 2
League Cup (Group 2)

1 - 2

League Cup (Group 2)
Wednesday, August 19th, 1981
Dens Park
Attendance: 9,124
7:30 PM Kick-off

Iain MacDonald (90)
(o.g.) (46)

Team Managers
Donald Mackay
John Greig

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. George McGeachie
3. Stewart McKimmie
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Bobby Glennie
6. Iain MacDonald
7. Davie Bell
8. Albert Kidd
9. Eric Sinclair
10. Ian Fleming
11. Ray Stephen

12. Peter Mackie
14. Brian Scrimgeour

None. None.

George McGeachie (22)
Eric Sinclair (52)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

R. Cuthill (Winchburgh) (Referee)
P. Samuel (Macduff) & H. Wilson (Raslin) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at August 19th, 1981)

1981-82 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)21 4 - 35 -
George McGeachie22 4 - 1005
Bobby Glennie23 4 - 1552
Stewart McKimmie18 4 - 22 -
Davie Bell - 2 - 2 -
Cammy Fraser24 3 - 417
Iain MacDonald27 4141
Ian Fleming28 43327
Eric Sinclair27 4 - 22780
Ray Stephen18 4 - 318
Albert Kidd19 4 - 4 -

League Table (as at August 19th, 1981)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

Tonight, for the first time since we won promotion, we welcome a member of the "old firm" back to Dens Park. We hope to give Rangers a night they will want to forget on their trip back to Glasgow! But, as we have not been exactly setting the heather on fire, we I have to do a tremendous amount of work to get a result. That is putting it mildly!

One point that seems to have eluded most people is that although we did win promotion last year I am still in the process of trying to build a team at Dens Park. Promotion was a bonus for us, but we must still keep our minds on the future and the rebuilding process. When I came to Dens Park I asked our supporters to be patient. I am still saying that because we are still very, very far from achieving what we want to achieve for Dundee Football Club.

Our youth policy is beginning to show results with Bobby Geddes, Stuart McKimmie, Ray Stephen, lain Ferguson and now Davie Bell making the break through to the first team squad. This must be the future for Dundee. We must not allow our first three results this season to make us despondent. Our aim must be to stay in the Premier League.

I know that everyone on the staff at Dens is as disappointed with our first three results as our supporters must be. We have to keep fighting, and working towards keeping Dundee in the top league.

So we welcome Rangers this evening with the hope that you will get a good, entertaining match. The Light Blues have many good players in their side, so I am sure that the fans will get good value.